SILK079 :: Stendahl & Shingo Nakamura – Tribute (incl. Gal Abutbul & Mimram, Kazusa remixes)
Shingo Nakamura recently presented his “Only Silk 02″ compilation on our parent label, including various tracks of his own. One of the most exciting contributions was “Tribute”, a collaboration with rising Russian talent Stendahl. We’re thrilled to present this track as a full single, including a remix by global trance phenom Gal Abutbul and occasional collaborator Mimram. A Silk veteran and one of Shingo’s friends, Kazusa, also provides a wonderful interpretation.
The Original Mix is an uplifting affair from the very start, centering on soothing pads, a mellifluous chord progression, and fluttering arpeggio lines. In the main break, Shingo delivers a soulful, deeply romantic piano instrumental. After a short breakbeat interlude, the main chords re-appear with tremendous emotional resonance.
Gal Abutbul and fellow Israeli talent Mimram have teamed up on an inspired, peak-hour remix. A thunderous groove sets the tone early, as well as a variety of swirling arp lines. In the main break, we are met with the gorgeous piano lines of the original mix, as well as sweeping strings and heavenly vox. Finally, the ethereal soundscape makes way for a roaring drop.
Kazusa’s “floating-on-air” rendering rounds out the package. He truly captures the light-hearted essence of the original, as a variety of delicate, beachside melodies soar above a gentle groove.