2019 May 11     
2 Bit Thugs

Egyptian producer FAWZY brings the uplifting vibes, Weirdo takes a tougher approach on the remix

Egyptian trance producer FAWZY makes his Morality Records debut with Elixir Of A Shattered Soul, which comes complete with a harder-edged reworking by Weirdo. And both are going to rock your socks off!

The Original is all you'd want from an uplifting trance track and more: from the first kick to the final echoes of sound at the end, it has that sheen that a quality trance tune can deliver, with subtle acid pulses, a simple sidechained bassline, lush pads and a breakdown that makes you want to thrust your arms into the air and give praise to a main riff that takes you on a journey in your mind's eye. It's got that early noughties trance feel about it, but with up-to-date production values and a crisp, warm sound that should have the ravers smiling from ear to ear.

The remix is is another story altogether. It starts with a muted kick and an upped tempo, then comes at you with a galloping bassline and mad synth-generated sounds, until out of nowhere this eerie piano riff kicks in and then is suddenly replaced by a super-euphoric synth line, which gets more twisted the further it gets into the track. It's proper chalk and cheese going on here: the first makes you want to hug people and the latter makes you wanna pogo for all you're worth!

I know the polite thing to do here is say "they both have their merits" and all that malarkey, but I’ve just got to say that Weirdo really has turned this great track into an amazing one, so kudos to him. I can’t wait to give both of these a spin as soon as humanly possible.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 6 May



Review Score: 8




Tags: FAWZY, Weirdo, Morality Records, trance, hard trance