Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Involver 3, mixed by Sasha, review

Sasha's Involver 3 (correctly written as Involv3r) has finally arrived and to Spadang's relief, it's great. It's been a long time coming and for it to be anything less than great, would have been a terrible thing.

The intro (Taragana Pyjarama feat. Kicki Halmos – Growing Forehead -  Sasha Involv3r Remix) is lush and soothing and things stay like that up to track 3, Little Dragons, Crystal Film (Sasha Involv3r Remix). But out of all three Involvers, this one is the most uptempo. Spadang isn't going to say it's a clubbier vibe, as we don't think that is what the Involver series is about. But it's definitely got more urgency than Involver and Invol2ver put together.

There are quite a few vocal tracks on here too, which is also a bit of a change to volumes 1 and 2. But at Spadang Towers, we are quite refreshed by it. Especially as the track selection is so good.

We've listened to Involv3r several times now and don't think any track is out of place and they are all strong choices. As mentioned, track one has a great intro from which the whole mix builds nicely.

But the stand out track is James Zabiela's, The Healing (Sasha Involv3r Remix). Spadang loves it!

It's nice that this time around, the main mix on disc 1 is accompanied by a "Beatless" disc 2. The Beatless disc contains different versions of 7 tracks from the main mix. Ultraista's Smalltalk is the best of the bunch, but all of them are quality tunes.

If you have been lovers of Sasha's musical style for as long as we have, Involv3r will have been well worth the wait.

Sasha has excelled once more. But the wait was too long!

Disc 1
  1. Taragana Pyjarama feat. Kicki Halmos – Growing Forehead (Sasha Involv3r Remix)
  2. ThermalBear feat. Arrow Down – Turn The Tide (Sasha Involv3r Remix)
  3. Little Dragon – Crystal Film (Sasha Involv3r Remix)
  4. The XX – Chained (Sasha Involv3r Remix)
  5. Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka feat. Abigail Wyles – Battleships (Sasha Involv3r Remix)
  6. Ultraista – Smalltalk (Sasha Involv3r Remix)
  7. Ananda Project – Moment Before Dreaming (Sasha Involv3r Remix)
  8. James Zabeila – The Healing (Sasha Involv3r Remix)
  9. Blondes – Wine (Sasha Involv3r Remix)
  10. Keep Shelley In Athens – DIY (Sasha Involv3r Remix)
  11. Sasha feat. Kicki Halmos – Shoot You Down
  12. Foals – Late Night (Sasha Involv3r Remix)
Disc 2
  1. Taragana Pyjarama (Feat Kicki Halmos) – Growing Forehead (Sasha Beatless Remix)
  2. ThermalBear (Feat Arrow Down) – Turn The Table (Sasha Beatless Remix)
  3. Little Dragon – Crystal Film (Sasha Beatless Remix)
  4. The aa – Chained (Sasha Beatless Remix)
  5. Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka (Feat Abigail Wyles) – Battleships (Sasha Beatless Remix)
  6. Ultraista – Smalltalk (Sasha Beatless Remix)
  7. Ananda Project – Moment Before Dreaming (Sasha Beatless Remix)