Amsterdam-based duo Crystal Maze have produced the ultimate mix of Detroit techno, Chicago house and electro. Their new EP also demonstrates they are capable of producing fabulous, timeless music. The enchanting title track ‘Crystal Maze’ captures the heart of the unsuspicious listener. It reflects the origins of electronic music, without the cliches, and is a journey into tranquility. ‘Chicago Skyway’ delivers aDepth audio’s hottest, jackin’ remix, seriously influenced by the original analogue sound of Chicago house. ‘Motoneuron’ evolves and pulsates, as if exploring the darkest, deepest spaces of the universe. ‘Two Worlds’ is cinematic and downtempo, dizzying synths and a phat bassline.
Crystal Maze are G-String and MaSpaventi who have, with Aroy Dee, previously released music as R-A-G on the M>O>S label.
Laurent Garnier (FR, F-Com)
Will hammer tunes from this ep everywhere ……GREAT STUFF
Estroe (NL, EevoNext)
This release is totally up my street, deep moody athmospheric decent beautiful techno.
I like this A LOT!
Orlando Voorn (NL/US, Night Vision)
Nice chill EP !!
Dan Curtin (US, Metamorphic)
Nice remix, raw & smooth together
Stephen Brown (UK, Realtime – Djax-Up – Transmat)
Crystal Maze is beautiful and very relaxing, where the remix is my fav track; the baseline has a mind of it’s own. Motoneuron has a really nice basline. Two Worlds could easily be a film score.
Rob Belleville (NL)
‘Two Worlds’ is absolutely my favorite! Virtuous strings and suberb bass rolls.
Crystal Maze original has smooth chicago-orientated rhythms with detroitish synths. Well done!
Erell Ranson (FR, Myself Recordings)
It’s a lovely deep release. we can feel the heritage of the windy city and the motorcity in the tracks. but we could not expect less than from people which worked together with Aroy Dee on M>O>S. it’s perfect combination between house and detroit techno. again, an excellent release on aDepth Audio, guyz. difficult to have a preference, all the tracks are good. perfect for a home-listening and can be efficient on a dancefloor too. will play it for sure on my radioshow. 5*****