Cubik and Origami: Bought and Sold

San Francisco-based Prismatic Tracks has been making a waves in House Music with the unconventional and broad range of styles that they purvey. Prismatic staples Cubik & Origami come with an intensely tech-infused House release with their tune “Bought & Sold”. Kicking off with heavy beats and a super thick bass line, this tune works up into a frenzy before delivering into a beautifully melodic break with a very catchy and soulful vocal. Then wasting no time, they get back to bass line business and beat it out to the end of the track. The original is definitely my choice cut of the release and may work best when beating a dance floor to death.

Q-Burns Abstract Message comes with a very smooth and eclectic moody mix of B&S which utilizes the vocal perfectly and makes for a great lounger. This mix is very well produced with lush keyboard pads and classic analog sounds. Q’s remix is a perfect mix for a deep and moody house mix. Artie Flexs’ remix walks the fine line between house and progressive with its high energy beats and synth stabs. Up next is Prismatic veteran George Cochrane with a wildly different mix that rides the minimal/tech line, but does a number on the vocal using some skillful effects processing. Lastly, Pete Dafeet brings another smooth and super moody mix that utilizes the vocal in more of a Sunday choir manner. Both the George Cochrane and Pete Dafeet mixes come with dub mixes as well. Prismatic does a great job again with another quality-sounding and well-formatted release. There is plenty to choose from, so you are bound to find something you are feeling.

Review by Frankie J