Mijk van Dijk – The City Rain (Re:Cognition Vol.6 Compilation)
Yes, I’ve been silent for a while.
For all the best reasons: I am busy finishing the first EPs for my soon to be launched new label Microglobe Productions.
And prepare the set for my forthcoming live shows, starting in Japan at WIRE13 Festival on September 14th 2013.
I am gonna play a lot of new material there like “The City Rain” my contribution to Re:Cognition Vol.6, a compilation compiled and mixed by Solee, head honcho of Parquet Recordings.
I created the track on June 21st, on the shortest night of the year. I was standing at my studio window while a heavy but yet warm rain came down, almost flooding the street. I felt like all the dirt and all the dust of the city was washed away. A melancholic and yet enlightening feeling, that I wanted to capture in music.
First of all I recorded the sound of the rain out of my studio window and then created a melody with a dusty sound. The track was created in a productive rush, all the key elements were already there after one hour, constantly creating and combining new beats, sounds and patterns, which is such a great and satisfying process.
Mixing all that correctly however usually takes me ages, haha!
When the sun came up I wondered which label could be good for this melodic and melancholic tune and remembered some of my favourite tunes on Parquet Recordings like “Jule” and “Open Air”. So I send it to label boss Solee and he happily picked it for his forthcoming mix compilation, which will be out on Beatport on September 27th. But you can listen to the snippets of this great melodic Future House compilation already NOW here on YouTube.
BTW: my track “The City Rain” appears at 1:10 min. 🙂
And if you are on Facebook, check out the page for this compilation.
Title: Re:Cognition by Solee, Vol. 6
incl. 2 continuous mixes by Solee Cat.No.: parquetcomp014
Format: Digital Download
Label: Parquet Recordings
27.09.2013 (Beatport.com Pre-Release)
11.10.2013 all other Stores (iTunes, Juno, WPP…)