A single release for this track from his recent 'Sagitarii' album
Croation nu-disco don Ilija Rudman returns with new mixes of this track from his album Sagitarii, which was released earlier in the year.
Gonna go through the mixes in reverse order for this one. The THIRD mix presented is the Regal Mix, which is the one that appeared on the album and is quite a pace-y affair with a bed of laidback nu-disco synths topped with all manner of analogue, electro-y bleeps. SECOND on the tracklist is Rudman's own Main Theme mix, which isn't that different from the album version, truth be told, though there's a longer beat-free intro.
But the reason we're doing this in reverse order is to save the best till last, because the FIRST mix presented here, the Pete Herbert Remix, is a stunner. Herbert dispenses with the electro bleeps almost entirely, and adds a gorgeously warm n' slinky bassline, space-y pads and (in the mid-section) some 80s-sounding keys, transforming Cosmia into a slow-burning groover that'd work just as well as a warm-up number on deep house floors as it would in disco/nu-disco sets.
Rudman's album version and remix are plenty playable, for sure, but it's Pete Herbert's take that makes this a must-check.
Words: Russell Deeks
Release date: 18 October
Review Score: 8