Out of the Blue - MIke Vandee (DJ & PRODUCER)
Hailing from the Netherlands, Mike Vandee has percolated in the Dutch underground house music scene since 1993 as a promoter (Royal Mellowdies) and a DJ (Escape, Supper Club, It, etc). Having picked up production and honing his skills in the new millenium, Mike brings a strong debut release on Quarterlife Records NYC. The EP's title track Out Of The Blue brings on a strong Dutch progressive house big-room sound. The vocal sample repeats through an elaborately arranged uplifter that will definitely get the night going on the floor. Dream About It is a subtler affair, with moody dark melodics and the title's vocal phrase panning through delays and filters. This is killer early night material that bridges very well into higher-energy material. We Want 2 Rock is also a middle-night progressive piece that borrows production techniques from the goa/psytrance realm and bestows them onto a bed of powerful melodic progressive house. A haunting synth melody harkens back to the days of Jackpot and Blue Amazon, and the distorted vocal snippet drives the track forward with a vengeance! DON'T SLEEP ON THIS!!