Having just released Amirali’s slick, diverse and immaculately produced debut album ‘In Time’, Crosstown Rebels presents the single ‘Just An Illusion’ featuring a trio of distinct remixes from Real Tone boss Franck Roger, 90s house master MK and the genre flipping Appleblim.
Amirali has certainly made a rapid ascent in electronic music over the past year and stellar debut ‘In Time’ has marked out the Iranian/Canadian producer as a true musician at heart. Playing every instrument and implementing his own evocative voice, Amirali shapes his songs in mysterious patterns, leaving his listeners hypnotised. Clash Magazine described ‘In Time’ as “an incredible revision of house music”, with “basslines melodic enough to have Herr Kruder snogging Mr Dorfmeister’s face off”. Chiefly supported and championed by Damian Lazarus and therefore getting his music heard by thousands of ravers around the globe at Get Lost and Rebel Rave events, the London-based Architecture student is now one of the most buzzing underground artists on the scene.
Released here as an extended version, ‘Just An Illusion’ is one of the more pulsing, housey cuts from the album, not forsaking Amirali’s texturally deep and emotive undertones, this is set to be a favourite for the DJs and a guaranteed dancefloor destroyer. French producer Franck Roger alleviates the eeriness and delivers a more rolling drum-heavy remix with bouncing bassline and alternative melody with soaring pads and high-pitched chimes. Marc Kinchen aka MK next offers up a slice of moody sexy house, at first illuminating Amirali’s melancholic vocal and then dropping a dubby bassline and 90s snare kick hat groove. Lastly, Appleblim gives ‘Just An Illusion’ an experimental edge with ice cool cosmic bleeps and futuristic stripped back feel, steeped in murky atmosphere.
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