Colourblock - Sky & Fiction (The remix Album)
1 Breed (Santiago Garcia Remix)
2 Breed (Rich Curtis Remix)
3 Brite Night (Pablo Acenso Remix)
4 For Your Future (Joel Armstrong VS SKAI Remix)
5 Polar Beer (Addex Remix)
6 Lovely Lemon (Opencloud 'Citrus' Mix)
7 Alpaca (Bastards of Funk & Sonic Union Remix)
8 That's All Ride (Derek Howell Remix)
9 That's All Ride (David Granha Remix)
10 Stardust (Paul Hazendonk &Tundra 'Bang' Dub)
11 Wings Growing (James Warren Remix)
12 Supercell (Marc Poppcke Remix)
13 Supercell (Stephen J. Kroos Remix)
14 Supercell (Stephen J. Kroos Chillwave Reproduktion)
Colourblock have ridden a tidal wave of success since their first release on Proton in June 2012. The initial idea for such a collaborative project came from Peter Golyan who, under his Lank guise, has seen success and support for his music grow inexorably since 2005. With the added expertise of Forteba and DJ Stone, the three came together to form Colourblock in 2009. The trio's passions for, 'house, progressive house and deep house music' led them to set about work on a full album of material which saw its culmination in the epic 'Sky and Fiction' with tracks supported by Francisco Pico, Jacob Henry and a full-length mix of the album by James Warren for the Particles Radio show.
With the track 'Stardust' already remixed by Alexey Sonar and Ditto, Colourblock's 'Sky and Fiction' now returns with 14 brand new remixes by some of the hottest established and newly emerging producers on the Proton label. Taking the format and running order of the original album, each track has been meticulously reworked to provide a kaleidoscope of progressive styles and sounds creating a magical set of new sonic structures. While unfair to single out any one track in such rarified company, an honourable mention should be given to the top-heavy beats and rhythmic grooves of Proton luminaries Joel Armstrong, Derek Howell and Opencloud. These founding contributors to the Proton project coolly sit alongside mature, progressive offerings from the studios of artists such as Bastards of Funk and Sonic Union, Rich Curtis, David Granha and many other talented Proton artists.
Colourblock's 'Sky and Fiction' album has certainly been a highlight of summer 2012 but 'Sky and Fiction Remixed' has produced a stunning autumnal colour rush.
Text by James Warren