Artist: Ray Fields
Title: Night Time Nomads (Olaf Stuut Remix)
Label: Subjekt Recordings
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We’ll be plain honest about it: we’ve featured quite some tracks made or remixed by Olaf Stuut already. But we think good music is good music, and when we were notified on his Ray Fields remix we, once again, couldn’t resist. The Night Time Nomads EP got released on Subjekt last week, and is a well balanced first release for the young producer. The original is a steady roller, with electrically charged pads and a seducing vocal, which we know to be from his mother. Olaf Stuut slowed the whole track down, gave the vocal some more space, and created an atmosphere that would perfectly fit an art house movie, or an art gallery.
The track slowly and gradually builds, playing with the bass line, the hi hats and the melody pads. After introducing the vocal the song builds up to a subtle peak, where the vocal interacts with a moody and melancholy pad, which puts the atmosphere into a completely different perspective. Olaf Stuut mixes this feeling beautifully with the rest of the track after the break, by taking all the moodiness away, and replacing it with the smooth vibes from the beginning. His builds and breaks are very cleaver and nifty, and because the track feels very spacey all the elements have room to deliver their utmost best. The atmospheres are delightful at their own, but the combination of the different feelings is what makes everything stand out.