VISIONQUEST – ULTRAVIOLET
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IT’S HARD TO FIND YOUR NICHE IN DANCE MUSIC TODAY. Every corner of dance music seems taken, every sub- genre has seemingly been created ( and then re- hashed several times).
And yet Visionquest, the Detroit/ Berlin based label continue to create their own niche, and thanks to some excellent A& R work, have developed an impressive roll call of talent into their midst, including Maceo Plex, Laura Jones, Guy Gerber, Chaim and Benoit & Sergio.
It’s the latter who kick off this 3 CD Best of, with their already classic ‘ Walk & Talk’ opening up CD 1, the first of two unmixed discs that showcases some of the label’s biggest hits. So there’s Maceo Plex’s ‘ Fallin’, ‘ Dark Song’ from Tale of Us, and Laura Jones’ ‘ Let Me In.’
All the tracks have Visionquest’s ideology sonically imprinted – deep, thrusting techno, that’s not afraid to get weird or innovative, but is still melodic enough that you’re playing air piano/ bass. Firming up the Best Of is a sprawling, leftfield look at the label’s output thanks to Pittsburgh’s DJ Three who blends cuts from Dinky, Pezzner and two of the trio’s label bosses ( Ryan Crosson and Shaun Reeves) into a fittingly sinuous techno mix.