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Premiere: Ruminate On David Douglas’ Moon-Lit Electronic Meditation ‘Higher’

Music

Premiere: Ruminate On David Douglas’ Moon-Lit Electronic Meditation ‘Higher’

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“Higher”, the first single to be released off Dutch producer David Douglas’ Full Moon doesn’t stray too far from its nucleus, but it opens up an evocative universe all the same. The moody, Moogy track relegates the manipulated vocals to the margins and lets the corrugated bass line and synth glimmer lead the way.

The single comes complete with three remixes from Weval and Mattheis and Throwing Snow and is available for pre-order from Atomnation.

Douglas explained a bit more about the inspiration behind the track in an email.

“It was almost a year ago. I love to take late night walks in the woods. That night there was this really big full moon in the sky, the moon shed her silvery brightness on the fir forest surrounding me. It felt like she was so commanding that I couldn’t resist gazing on the  moon. I went home and started making music in my studio, and it was if that magical moment suddenly changed into a song. That night I made the draft concept of the track ‘Higher.'”

“The first reworking of ‘Higher’ is by Dutch duo Weval,” Douglas explains. “We’ve been in contact since we both released music on the Atomnation label. We did a couple of shows together and spent some time in the studio. Last year I did a remix for one of their songs. Their  remix of ‘Higher’ is the first remix they ever did.”

“Mattheis is from the Netherlands as well. Mostly known in the underground clubbing scene in Europe, his music has been played by some legendary DJ’s such as James Holden and John Talabot. When I heard he was down to make a ‘Higher’ remix I was very happy, his tracks have this hypnotizing kind of everything.”

“I had contacted Throwing Snow after a show we did during Amsterdam Dance Event in October. He told me he liked my liveset, and directly said ‘yes’ when I asked him if he would be down to remix ‘Higher.’ His remix reminds me a bit of Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut scene, there is kind of the same vibe in the track.