We LOVE studio promos! Downloading a live mix is cool, especially when you’ve been at the party and you’re reliving the memories. But for us, there’s nothing like a DJ who tests the waters to produce something unique.
It’s so intriguing to hear what DJs come up with for a Fresh Beats exclusive. It’s like Christmas morning every time we play one of these mixes for the first time. Studio promos are created without the pressures of a dance floor and party promoters determining the play list. They’re about representing an artist’s true tastes. We like to like to offer a DJ the opportunity to be who they want to be, something that’s not often available in a nightclub.
Gabriel Sordo is one talent who ceases the moment every time he sends a promo our way. He can rock a room as well any progressive DJ out there, his Soundcloud account proves that with a steady stream of live mix downloads. But when it comes to his promos, he digs deep and provides melodic drama that’s become a signature of his music on this site.
This instalment starts off with a summery vibe. It really kicks in with one of his edits, a sexy little version of the Lovebirds’ Want You in My Sol. Part one – yes, there are two distinct parts in this continuous mix – concludes the groove with a Duff Disco number that has me bouncing around the room like I’ve just been introduced by Cat Deely.
Gabby then breaks off into a second part of ambient progression that’s super deep and tribal, building insane tension before Running on Fumes. James Blake, of all people, sets up another deeeeep section of methodical beats before transitioning into a dreamlike state that eloquently comes to a close with the mystical Piano Final.
This really is an incredible gift Gabriel has made for us. We hope you find it as special as we do.
1. The Timewriter -Diary Of A Lonely Sailor – Original Mix –
2. Babak Shayan – What I Really Need – Original Mix
3. Patrick Balzat – Stop the Fake- Original Mix ( Edit gs xx )
4. Lovebirds Feat Stee Downes – Want You in My Sol (Edit gs Beats )
7. Balcazar – La suma de dos ( Balcazar & Sordo ) mix
9. Duff Disco – How We Do – Original Mix
1. Peter Horrevorts
2. Dosem – Look What You Did – Original Mix –
3. Sendo – Early Reflections – Original Mix –
4. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Running On Fumes
5. James Blake – Limit your love
6. Peter Horrevorts, Niburu – Does It Float? – Original Mix –
9. Sendo – 146 – Album Mix –
10. Craig Armstrong – This Love
11. Jon Hopkins – Spores
12. Creig Armstrong – Piano Final