Having quickly risen to be one of the best progressive house/trance producers on the scene today, UK based Oliver Smith has blown us away with his latest EP offering on Above & Beyond’s label Anjunabeats.
The Mirage/Your Love EP is an impressive blend of progressive and big room trance elements with the first track “Mirage” being debuted to a rapturous response from the Sydney crowd at ABGT 150 back in September. The blistering breakdown early in the track is stunningly emotive with the huge rhythmic supersaws which follow really acting to hype up the dance floor before a ridiculous drop which will get your blood pumping, a proper festival hit.
“Your Love” on the other hand takes us back to the golden era of progressive and deep house and is reminiscent of some early deadmau5 records, the spine tingling chord progression and melancholic pads really act to bring out the emotion in this proggy ballad which will transport you to a Balearic sunset or serve as the soundtrack to a long summer drive. The melancholy vocal snippets layered throughout the track make us reminiscent about a faded love or the one that got away. This track really is something special from Smith all together.
Overall this is a fantastic EP from a producer really coming to the top of his game. Being mentored by the likes of Above & Beyond has really helped Smith and we can only wait in solid anticipation for more incredible recipes that he’s bringing from the Anjuna kitchen.