It's our great pleasure to welcome back Australian artist Elypsis, whose brand new single, "Poison," once again showcases his deft compositional talents in the deep-progressive house niche. Fans of the genre may recall his wonderful debut EP, "Open Road," which arrived on our imprint earlier this year. This time around, he introduces fellow Australian musician Mandy Reign, who lends her songwriting and vocal gifts as a featured collaborator. Also along for the ride: beloved veteran contributor Gregory Esayan presents his first brand new offering to our label since his acclaimed artist album, "Pilgrim's Diary," via a characteristically emotive and introspective interpretation.
Elypsis and Mandy Reign's original mix of "Poison" is a soulful, deep house ballad, which explores the darker side of love. There's a melancholic atmosphere to the composition, which Mandy's plaintive lyrics, such as "what are you doing to me? / your love is like poison," reinforce throughout the song. Elypsis offers a buoyant, yet gentle swing to the groove, which allows the listener to fully embrace the weight of Mandy's words and "release" its implicit pain through dance.
Gregory Esayan's long-awaited return to our imprint -- his first brand new contribution of 2017 -- is more of a 'rework,' in that he closely emulates the original vocal arrangement and overall mood, while adding a bit more rhythmic energy, as well as subtle atmospheric effects (for additional texture). Fans of Esayan's past work will recognize a few poignant artist signatures in the breakdown, including a variety of other-worldly, trance-influenced background synths.