It’s on!! ‘Be Your Sound’ – one of Cosmic Gate’s most fan (not-to-mention personally!) cherished tracks’ is back amongst us this month. 3million Spotify streams & 15mil in YouTube views into its release history, the one that lit the path to 2011’s ‘Wake Your Mind’ has passed into the ever-dependable remix hands of ilan Bluestone.
His work a mainstay of CG’ sets for many years, ilan’s mix brilliantly gets under the skin of the Emma Hewitt written-&-sung gem. He’s forged a 2018 reimagining that shifts ‘Be Your Sound’ ten degrees deeper, reframing its vocally emotional sear in a whole new light.
Fresh from the release of the Englishman’s own debut LP, ilan, rallies that unique sonic genetic to BYS’s cause. Through low-slung, ether-steeped bass, compelling, complex drum & perc patterns and imaginatively fashioned FX, he recasts ‘BYS’ in a moodier-broodier-still manner. Emma’s haunting refrains and lament-tinged song cut every bit as quick as her lyrics do deep. Spotlighting her song, lavish pads and highly developed synth movements sweep the mix’s midpoint, before ilan brings the drums back to pull off its urgent, emotionally charged final act.
The keenest-eyed among you will have spotted that ilan’s ‘BYS’ retell is no isolated happening. It is the starting shot that’ll lead us somewhere milestone-monumental. This picture’s going to get a whole lot bigger and in no time at all. For today though get your Cosmic x Bluestone on and pick up ilan’s treatment of ‘Be Your Sound’ here.
Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt – Be Your Sound (ilan Bluestone Remix)