1. Ryan Sullivan - Underwater
2. Ryan Sullivan - Underwater (Soft-Touch Retouch)
Underwater is the first in a selection of singles from Ryan Sullivan's full length 'Emotional Distance' album [TFMD091] originally released on Triplefire Music. Now commissioned for remix and first up is Soft-Touch Operation with a Detroit electro inspired spin on Ryan Sullivan's Underwater.
Underwater (Original Mix) rides on a snappy, hip-swinging groove. It is energetic, spacious and lush, true to the sound Ryan Sullivan is recognized for. Its rousing chords, vaguely reminiscent of Underworld's Born Slippy, deliver excitement before heading deep with a beautiful bubbling melody. Of the Emotional Distance album that the single is taken from, one fan said: "This album is the best piece of progressive house since Airdrawndagger, absolutely love it!"
Soft-Touch Operation brings a delicate hand to the Underwater remix. Stripping down the original to its core elements, allowing the melody line to take center stage with a gentle nudge from some classic 808 drums. Its cerebral nuances are reminiscent of some of the early Detroit electro with the driving force coming from an interplay between the arpeggios and the bass line.