Deepest Ocean – BowAsWell Remix by The fin.

Released: 22.06.08 / Label: HIP LAND MUSIC

Full disclosure, I’ve not heard the original song by The fin. yet (I will review that sometime next week) so this review is based purely on the merit of this track alone.

I’ve done all the usual digging and it’s been really hard to find any info on the artist BowAsWell for this review. Knowing that they are a producer from China named Yichi Zhang I figured out that he’s the keyboardist in this video. Waaay younger than I thought. And super funky. I don’t have much more than that, but I think it’s enough to put a face to the track this time.

The song starts out very strong with a nice tight groove but as soon as the synths come in it all just feels a bit washy. Certainly a fun vibe he’s got going, and I do like the vocal effects. But nothing really stuck out to me as incredible. The synths in the break down and the climax sections feel like they’re trying to punch above their weight, and I found myself checking the time to see if that was really the peak of the piece.

Production is good, and I like how clear everything sounds. I really like the sound of the vocals, there’s a real Daft Punk vibe going on. The cover is just reworked colors on the original song’s art, so very clear what this song is but nothing original.

He might be doing something really cool with the remix here and I’m missing it because I haven’t heard the original song. I’ll be reviewing that next week just to be sure, and if that’s the case I’ll come back and edit the review.

Verdict: Take it or leave it (2.6/5)

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