June 18, 2024

Neuroactive – Dances Remixes (EP – Alfa Matrix)

🇺🇦 Side-Line stands with Ukraine - Show your Support

Genre/Influences: Electro-pop, body-pop.

Format: Digital.

Background/Info: Finnish formation Neuroactive this year struck back with their newest opus “Minor-Side Effects”, which also was their first album ever released on Alfa Matrix while getting back to the original ‘early’ line-up of the band. The song “Dances” is taken from the album and got exposed to the familiar treatment of remixes.

Content: Neuroactive opens the ‘remix battle’ with their own “Club Mix” boosting the power and dance beats followed by the “Bitter Fruit Mix”. We next get 6 remixes by some familiar names such as Assemblage 23, Aesthetische and Aiboforcen plus the excellent Wave In Head and 808dotpop plus the totally unknown Aeronaut V, which is a side-project of Ville Brusi.

+ + + : “Dances” is an appropriate title for an EP although it was not exactly my personal favorite track from the album. So I was a bit skeptical about this choice, but the “Club Mix” is an efficient opener followed by great remixes by Assemblage 23 boosting the original edit into pure dancefloor power, 808 Dot.Pop realizing a great progression in a remix with cool bleeping sequences and Aesthetische injecting some power and coldness in their remix. So in the end I should say this EP reveals much more efficient edits of “Dances” than its original version.

– – – : I expected a bit more out of the remix by Wave In The Head while the unknown to me Aeronaut V plus the “Bitter Fruit Remix” didn’t exactly add any bonus.

Conclusion: “Dances” is an EP, which will ravish the fans of this formation, but it also is a work filled with variety!

Best songs: “Dances – Assemblage 23 Remix”, “Dances – 808 Dot Mix”,  “Dances – Aesthetische Reworx”. 

Rate: (7½).

Artist: www.facebook.com/neuroactive.band

Label: www.alfa-matrix.com / www.facebook.com/Alfa.Matrix

author avatar
Inferno Sound Diaries
I have been working for over 30 years with Side-line as the main reviewer. My taste is eclectic, uncoventional and I prefer to look for the pearls, even if the bands are completely unknown, thus staying loyal to the Side-Line philosophy of nurturing new talents.

Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can - and we refuse to add annoying advertising. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.

If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.

The donations are safely powered by Paypal.

Select a Donation Option (USD)

Enter Donation Amount (USD)

Verified by MonsterInsights