Mindset – Her Shining Eyes EP
I’m back with some music that I have listened to so many times that I’m actually getting tired of it. This is actually a real problem, so don’t over listen to your favourite songs! I’m talking about Mindset’s Her Shining Eyes EP, with deep and progressive remixes from Orland Beltran, Jallen and KIWAMU. The EP was released under Portrait Digital on 13/01/2014.
I’ll start with my favourite remix on the EP by KIWAMU. I had written an earlier article about KIWAMU who is a new arrival to the scene, where I had talked about his style of production. He tends to prefers deeper Progressive House tracks with soothing melodies and his remix of Her Shining Eyes is no different. This remix features deep melodies and with deep house style kicks. His remix has been number one on my playlist for quite a while, as I had listened to it extensively while studying for finals. If you like the deeper version of Progressive House, you should definetely watch out for KIWAMU who has delivered great music time and time again.
The original track by Mindset is by no means any worse than KIWAMU’s interpretation. Mindset – who is one of the more popular producers in the Progressive House scene – has proven to be one of the greats of our little scene, and is constantly released great music. The original Her Shining Eyes begins as a melodic and slow tune, but as is customary for many Progressive tracks on the likes of Silk and Portrait, the breakdown in the song then falls into a more energetic and happy tone. I consider this song fairly uplifting.
The third track in the EP is Orland Beltran’s remix. I’ll be honest and say that I hadn’t listened to much Orland Beltran before, but this song piqued my interest. Even though it gets outshined by Mindset’s original and KIWAMU’s remix, it still holds its own. This track comes off with very similar vibes to KIWAMU’s remix as both producers have gone for the deep and progressive style but Orland Beltran’s remix is definitely the darker of the two. The melody in the song is quite mesmerizing and and evolves throughout the duration of the track, in which I felt captivated by it. A very high quality production by Orland Beltran and it has made me very keen to hear more of his productions.
The final track on the EP is a remix from Jallen. This remix feels like it is overshadowed by the other three tracks in the album, as it has a very generic progressive vibe to it. In my opinion this remix doesn’t bring anything new to the table, as we have the deeper KIWAMU remix, darker Orland Beltran remix and the uplifting original mix.