When I go out clubbing, I love it when a DJ mixes both fresh new tracks along with a few hidden gems that they personally love. With the deluge of new music coming out each week, it’s easy to miss something wonderful, but when you hear it in a great mix it suddenly flies to the top of your downloads to buy list. That’s the case with “In Your Eyes” by Ferry Corsten featuring Jes. I normally don’t buy DJ-mixed compilations, but after enjoying Jes’ ‘Unleash the Beat’ for the past few months, I decided to take the plunge and buy her Platinum Mix from iTunes. The set is a great mix of trance, electro, and progressive which highlights both her mixing and programming skills. Each time I listened, “In Your Eyes” just stood out and screamed at me. Originally released in February 2012 off Ferry’s wonderful WKND album, the track is pretty, progressive, and a bit poppy with Jes’ angelic voice floating in space and beckoning you in. The compilation features a new mix by Lebanese trio Dirty Chips which keeps the feel of the original but elevates the energy by increasing the contrast between the aggressive and the pretty. You can definitely tell that they are influenced by the Swedish House Mafia. As this is their debut project, I will definitely be keeping my “eyes” open for more productions from the Dirty Chips.
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