Daxson – Ethereal
It’s here! Our 1st review from ‘In Search Of Sunrise 17’ and also for Coldharbour roster artist Daxson 🇬🇧. The rising talent, dubbed ‘genius’ by boss Markus Schulz, has been closely working with Dan Thompson, Solis, Sean Truby, & Harry Square. His portfolio includes originals such as Skygarden, Bexley Square, & Sonder. Other than that, he remixed Marcel Woods, Aly & Fila, Markus Schulz, Fisherman & Hawkins, Gareth Emery & Ashley Wallbridge, Nifra and Craig Connelly, etc. This is his 3rd time on the ‘In Search Of Sunrise’ series, and Ethereal is the 2nd single from his upcoming album!
Heavy kicks & claps commence this Ethereal journey, backed with his notorious hi-hats & loops. The intro transcends with a punchy bassline & bright plucks establishing an enlightening atmosphere, and then a classic arp evoking a nice semi-uplifting vibe; overall a brilliantly executed 1st climax. What really makes this track a highlight is this mesmerizing breakdown starring angelic voice pads, high-reverb piano, cinematic FXs, and a charming melody. The latter is there briefly as the leads & build-up rush by. To strike a balance & keep the title’s spirit intact, highlight elements from the breakdown are combined with supersaws & plucks in the 2nd climax! It’s remarkable how he alters between trance plucks & piano notes during this main climax.
This final result is overwhelming, it’s worth the 2 years of work! The story-telling & polyphonic melodies are very immersive. Lastly, the artworks and projects he is teasing at the moment are very interesting… 👀