‘Opener’, ‘Risky Business’, ‘Rudimental’, ‘Kesselhaus’, ‘Delphic’ – each track just that bit bigger than the last. James Cottle’s a man who’s got his studio trajectory on lock! Having only last week had his ‘Vortex’ collab with PvD remixed up a storm by young Jardin, into May the Goodgreef resident delivers yet another singles uptick.
Now, if ‘Forever Young’ has you picturing a trancified cover of a certain Alphaville (or Paul Elstak even!) record, well, best think again. Its title’s more likely a nod to how trance makes you feel. One listen and we’ll wager you’ll make that connection!
Powered by a studio-born V8 of kick-drums, snare-fills and percussion obsession, ‘Forever’ sports a throttle-wide-open kinda set-up. James is by no means averse to adding subtler shades to balance matters out though. Moving raincry harmonies, supported by intuitive note-play and lucent melodies gather at the front of the break, momentarily cooling its heels.
At the top of the drop, he gathers all those elements together and releases them en mass, sticking its landing to perfection. ‘Forever Young’ will leave you feeling… well just that. Find it here.
01: Forever Young (Original Mix)