Guy J // Lost & Found [Lost & Found]
Lost and Found is the debut release for Guy J’s own imprint of the same name, a new sub label of Bedrock, and what a way to start off – this is a beautiful progressive house epic, with all the hallmarks that have made the Israeli one of the most formidable producers of recent years. A swirling arpeggio and kick drum lead us through the beginning of the track, as we gradually develop into a deep groove – guitar like synth then punctuates the track before the wonderful warm bass growl starts to creep in. We think for a short while that the bassline will be the lead melody through the track, but it has much, much more in store for us – gorgeous synth stabs then take centre stage, before a high synth melody takes us even further, and raises the emotional bar even higher.
The widescreen breakdown is stunning, and by the time the track kicks back in, you already know that you’re in the process of experiencing wonderful piece of music.. Epic, melodic and emotive – what more do you want?
The Guy Mantzur and Sahar Z remix doesn’t mess around either, coming across like the original’s harder older brother – a thunderous, shuddering bassline, punchy beats and lovely effects kick in from the start, before a bit of cowbell arrives and we’re barely over a minute in. The challenge for a track doing so much so early is to maintain interest, and this does not disappoint, the gorgeous effects and melodies of the original cascading and echoing throughout all 9 excellent minutes of this remix, with some lovely new touches thrown in.
This is a production brimming with confidence – much tougher than the original, but still with so much warmth. Overall this is a superb release, and exceptional beginning to what is sure to be an exciting label.
Release Date: Out Now
Words: Stevie Reid