Coming together in November of last year Belleville are recently formed indie electro act. Comprising of Maria Christofi and Richard Baldwin, of indie outfit kites, the duo launched the new endeavour with the single Capture. Eight months later the single is given a new lease of life by Manchester Synthwaver Mindscramble who has served up some soaring synths for your listening pleasure. Check it out.
Bubbling basslines kick off this remix as Mindscramble drops rumbling arpeggios to back an array of swelling synths. Not before too long he introduces a solid italo beat and pinprick leads to counter the low smoky vocals provided by the original. Mindscramble’s productions appear to have come on in leaps and bounds with a clean mix and well balanced sound. Give this slick reMix of Capture a listen.
♫ Belleville – Capture (Mindscramble reMix)
Belleville’s Capture is out now
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OK, try an ignore the fact that Swagbot is a truly terrible name, the guy is a young Canadian producer who generally makes some pretty decent Italo noises. But right now just sit back and enjoy the massive SynthWave sounds that Manchester’s Mindscramble has produced in reMixing him.
Mindscramble (which, no dis, isn’t gonna’ win prizes in the names category either), conjures up such a rich tapestry of synthetic sounds with is reMix of Planet X that it’s hard not to get lost in this track. Intricately programmed riffs fly left and right while a solid, but emotional, rhythm section keeps the densely layered tune in check. It’s hard to produce tracks with so much going on, the mix is hard to get right, but Mindscramble seems to handle the balance with ease. With an underlying euphoria that shows Mindscramble’s roots this reMix is both driving and emotionally resonant, and what more could you ask for on the dancefloor?
♫ Swagbot – Planet X (Mindscramble reMix)
Swagbot’s Planet X is out now.
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Mindscramble, one of the Manchester Electro massive (and I do mean massive, there’s loads of them!), has dropped a new track on an unsuspecting public.
the track is apparently still in demo form, but you wouldn’t know that from giving the beat driven Sci-Fi soundscape a listen. Firmly in the Dreamwave./Synthwave camp, Mindscramble manages to get across a real sense of narrative with this tune, the arrangement almost follows chapters of some story known only to the man himself, but there are definite ‘acts’ to the seven minute track and Mindscramble successfully conveys a different emotion for each one. Musically he’s got the Italo-influenced-‘80’s-movie-theme thang down pat with a good feel for retro synth sounds and a good ear for a melody that works, just take the leads on ‘Save Me From Myself’, they are almost haunting, which makes a nice stark contrast to the driving FM bass.
♫ Mindscramble – Save Me From Myself
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