REVIEW: DESERT DWELLERS – BREATH RE-IMAGINED, VOL. 3

The third and final chapter in Desert Dwellers’ genre-twisting odyssey of electro world fusion, Breath ReImagined Vol. 3 opens the sonic gates to a realm of hypnotic and driving rhythms born from the interiors of the electronic underworld. Imbued with the raw and psychic energies of deep and ethereal techno, this
10-track opus completes the remix trilogy sparked by producer-duo Amani Friend and Treavor Moontribe’s top-selling 2019 electronica album, Breath, and draws us back to the dark tribal tech sound that started it all over two decades ago.

Guiding listeners beyond the bass-centric and deep-tech stylings of Vols. 1 and 2, Vol. 3’s international crew of remixers has tapped into the soul-stirring essence of Desert Dwellers’ iconic psychedelic sound and re-tooled it for the uptempo dance floor, deploying a steadfast mixture of uplifting and pulsating
beats to showcase the surreal and often visceral dimensions embedded within Breath’s original compositions.

Bringing the underground club and festival sounds of Europe, Australia, Israel, and North and South America to ‘Breath,’ Desert Dwellers’ league of remixers transports listeners through surreal and digital dreamscapes with tracks by Uone, D-Nox & K.A.L.I.L., Dance Spirit, and Griffin Paisley, while offering
raw and cerebral detours at the hands of Yuli Fershtat, Jamie Stevens, and Speaking in Tongues. On the warm and evocative end of the collection come tracks by Luke Mandala and Djuma Soundsystem, with a euphoria-driven remix of “One That Shows the Way” by Desert Dwellers ending the collection and
entire remix album trilogy on a richly-layered psychedelic note.

A tantalizing balance of dark and radiant musical energy that celebrates the diversity of each remixer’s distinct musical heritage, Breath Re-Imagined is both a memoir of Desert Dwellers’ reverence for uptempo music and a voyage into the soul of global dance floor culture.

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