Mr. Max Graham is ready, for the seventh time, to take you on his musical trip and wonderful adventure with that musical 'travel' and experience called Cycles!
I might just say this already, this is a really a beautiful and gorgeous piece of music journey you are travelling through here, with Max as your solid captain! Starting and kicking things off, Max envelops and brings us straight into the pristine and gorgeous Cycles 7 nature with the delicious beats and kicks from Guy J and his ‘Equinox’. Then he is taking us further in and deeper on this gorgeous deep and dark underground path with ‘Errors’ from Brian Cid and ‘To Declare’ from Rick Pier O’Neil, before twisting us even more and crazier around on ‘Lotos’ from Ewan Rill featuring Avenax! A strong, intense and a brilliant start to the mix.
Taking the pace and energy up, and continuing to slowly build a super intense and great atmosphere in the mix, Max drops ‘Out Of Straight’ from Dimi Mechero, followed by the pumping ‘Into You’ from THNK, just making you groove and move into those deep, hunting and dark beats! After that, we take a pumping and slamming visit to the ‘Terminal’ with Apsara, before Max shows some ‘double’ love for the very talented Rick Pier O’Neil again. Bringing us his productions ‘Chaotically’ followed by ‘Up To The Groove’, and you’ll instantly can hear and see why Rick is labelled to be one of the hottest and biggest names in at the scene right now! We continue the exceptional Cycles travel with the beautiful notes and chords on ‘Wall’ from THNK & Pim Kos, before we’re heading into the deep and stomping sounds of the Raw mix of Max’s own ‘One Hundred’, thunderous and really heavy/dark pounding sounds here!
We go ‘Out Of Line’ with Trent Cantrelle, where we continue to be treated with pure and gorgeous beats, and underground vibes, before we then get ‘lifted’ up and feeling ‘Airtight’ with the heavy and beautiful notes of Tim Penner’s slamming remix of this classic Graham track. A superb remix which only takes it to new and greater heights, and at the same time using the original parts very clever and beautiful. Very strong!
Taking us all the way up and in to a marvelous ending, Max goes all in, and serves us O’Callaghan’s alias Henrik Zuberstein with the amazing and spine tingling ‘Elicit Response’, and further building up the atmosphere with the deep and groovy progressive beats of Matt Fax’s ‘Stuck’. Before he finally
throws in the stomping sounds of ‘Shadow Light’ from Tim Penner, closing and sealing off this 7th Cycles adventure in the best possible way!
01. Guy J – Equinox
02. Brian Cid - Errors
03. Rick Pier O'Neil - To Declare
04. Ewan Rill featuring Avenax - Lotos (Vocal Mix)
05. Dimi Mechero - Out Of Staight
06. THNK - Into You
07. Apsara - Terminal
08. Rick Pier O'Neil - Chaotically
09. Rick Pier O’Neil - Up To The Groove (Dub Mix)
10. THNK & Pim Kos - Wall
11. Max Graham - One Hundred (Raw Mix)
12. Trent Cantrelle - Out Of Line
13. Max Graham - Airtight (Tim Penner Remix)
14. Henrik Zuberstein - Elicit Response
15. Matt Fax - Stuck
16. Tim Penner - Shadow Light (Cycles 7 Outro Mix)
What a mix compilation! It is atmospheric, hypnotizing, warm, filled with one cool layered transition after another, and haunting, aggressive kick drums and deep, hard bass lines. A big muscle filled musical locomotive, driven and pushed forward by the one and only Max Graham. Dope!