Greed vs. Sonic Cube - Divine EP

Tribal Vision Records, June 2006

Author: pr0fane
Date: Jun 30, 2006
Views: 2339

Review by:
Jannick Andersen // DJ pr0fane (Dance N Dust Records)
www.sunrisesupplies.com



Artist: Greed vs. Sonic Cube
Title: Divine EP
Label: Tribal Vision Records
Format: 12\"
Released: June, 2006
Cover: N/A


Review:

After some time pursuing their individual projects, Greed and the Sonic Cube boys are re-united on this 12\" release on Tribal Vision Records. When the first Sonic Cube album was released back in 2003, Tobi Wirz (Greed) was a member of the project, but he later left the two other members of Sonic Cube (Sonnenvakuum) on their own, to pursue his solo-career and handle his own successful label SOG Records.


A1. Greed vs. Sonic Cube - Divine (Dub Mix) [127 BPM]
The release starts out with the Dub Mix of \"Divine\". Take some very tasty Beckers-like grooves and electro-influences, mix in some catchy male vocals in the background and you have a delicious, crowd-pleasing progressive house track with trendy appeal for DJ\'s as well as people on the dancefloor. This won\'t win any awards for the most original track of the year, but you just gotta love contagious positive attitude and funky grooves.

A2. Greed vs. Sonic Cube - Divine (Vocal Mix) [127 BPM]
Next up is the Vocal Mix of \"Divine\", and the differences between the two versions are very very subtle, with the base of the tracks being completely the same. The Vocal-mix features a 3-second longer intro, and the vocals are in the foreground, but all in all the two tracks are basically much the same. I have a slight preference for the Dub Mix though.

B1. Greed vs. Sonic Cube - Wilde [132 BPM]
The B-side goes in a much deeper direction with \"Wilde\". Where \"Divine\" followed in the footsteps of the trendy electro-sound, \"Wilde\" is more of a combination of the sound from the last Sonic Cube and Greed albums, resulting in a subtle, introspective tune with crossover elements from tech house, progressive house and progressive trance. Possibly doesn\'t have as big hit-quality as the tracks on the A-side, but nevertheless it\'s certainly more to my liking.

B2. POTS - Trancepopper (Greed vs. Sonic Cube Electropopper Mix) [128 BPM]
Last but not least is the 2nd track on the B-side: Greed and Sonic Cubes remix of \"Trancepopper\" from POTS\' last album, also featured on the recently released \"Social Success Remixes\" remix-compilation. The electro-influences are re-introduced here, and it contains some really nice and strong grooves, but the voice-samples are just a bit too corny for my liking. Weakest track on the release in my opinion.


Bottom line:

\"Divine EP\" probably isn\'t the most interesting and cutting-edge release this year, but with 4 tracks of generally high quality, it should have something to please most progressive house DJ\'s, both those looking for the increasingly popular electro-prog-house and those looking for more traditional progressive house/trance. The A-side contains the two potential summer-hits, while the B-side is a bit more quirky, but all in all, this another good release from Tribal Vision Records and the Swiss collaborating producers.


Favourites:

A1, A2, B1 (!!)


Verdict:

7/10


Links:

Tribal Vision Records: www.tribalvision.cz
Sonic Cube: www.soniccube.ch
Greed: www.greed.ch

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