🏴 duo GXD rose to fame after their series of collaborations with Elle Vee. “A Dream” was a great introduction for the now AVA regulars, not to mention it was among ASOT Future Favorites 2018.
GXD cemented their position over time through distinguished originals, remixes, and collaborations featuring superstars like Sheridan Grout, Dave Neven, and the highlight of the day, DRYM 🇺🇦 (Dart Rayne & Yura Moonlight).
The latter are superstars of the scene, renowned as Armada artists but with a great presence elsewhere as well. DRYM also run their own imprint “Valteon”, which hosted previous vocal collaborations with GXD.
This time, DRYM is on remix duty for “Hell & High Water” by GXD and a vocalist who needs no introduction: Sarah De Warren 🏴. Still, you can read up on her by checking our reviews for “Back To Life” w/ ReOrder, and “World For You” w/ Ashley Wallbridge.
DRYM’s version of “Hell & High Water” is a sparkle of Tech thrown into a flowing Uplifting mix. It takes the original prog-lifting to the next level in terms of energy.
Sarah’s impactful message about ups and downs is delivered superbly. For their part, DRYM lay out their manifesto from the start: Electro synths, Tech stabs, and Uplifting bass.
Vigorous pads and riffs burst with energy while vocals garner courage and emotion. In the following breakdown, however, a thrilling fuse is lit up as the tempo goes down.
And then it comes, a signature climax led by a sweet stream of melodies. The tide floods your speakers with the power from the synths and kicks.
This innovative take on the Prog-lifting hit adds more energy and more shine to Sarah’s vocals.
For more GXD, check out their long-awaited remix of “Resurrection” by AVA boss Andy Moor! Sarah De Warren also has a big collaboration with Italian legend Giuseppe Ottaviani coming soon.