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Open the dark side of me
Find where your faith needs to be
Help me gain focus on you
Partly I know what to do
So turn up the sound now
Make it feel louder
Who is it playing
Are you still here?
Who’s all around now
Are they still listening?
What are they saying?
Words that are clear
Turn up the sound now
Lost in the crowd and I
Haven’t heard this one before
Turn up the sound now
What are you saying?
No, I’m not listening anymore
Please don’t confess to the sin
Unless you’re set to begin
Fallout seems more than just trust
Walls down and dive into us
After a year of sold-out reunion shows criss-crossing the world from Hollywood to Mumbai, legendary EDM duo Gabriel & Dresden kick off 2012 with “Servo vs. Colossus” – a collaboration with synth guru, Francis Prève.
“Servo vs. Colossus” is a knockout tour-de-force that fuses electro with techno, crossing stylistic boundaries as only this trio can. Originating as a mashup of two of Prève’s original tracks, “Servo” and “Colossus”, Gabriel & Dresden have placed their unmistakable thumbprint on the finished product, resulting in a six-minute opus that has served as a centerpiece for G&Ds sets since the summer of ’11.
First appearing as an edited version on Gabriel & Dresden’s now classic 2011 mix CD, “Mixed For Feet Volume 1” (Armada), “Servo vs. Colossus” garnered instant acclaim from both G&D and Prève fans alike last fall. Considering the amount of buzz that surrounded the collaboration, the trio has opted to release the full length version of “Servo vs. Colossus” on Prève’s shiny new imprint, Academik, to launch the label’s 2012 release schedule with a bang.
Starting out hard with Gabriel & Dresden’s signature toms-plus-trance drum sound, “Servo vs. Colossus” grabs the floor and refuses to let go, even as Prève’s assault of analog hooks skyrocket the groove to dizzying heights. Then, after a few wholly unexpected twists and turns in the journey, G&D deliver not one, but two brilliant breakdowns keeping the energy at peak intensity throughout the trip.
Coming from a group of artists who have collectively made their mark in the club world, with Gabriel & Dresden’s decade-long string of hits like “As The Rush Comes” and “Tracking Treasure Down”, as well as Prève’s recent classics, “Yin” and “Yang” (with Wolfgang Gartner), “Servo vs. Colossus” is poised to pack floors from its January release on Beatport all the way through WMC and SXSW.
After 4 years of studio silence, Gabriel & Dresden are proud to bring you ‘No Reservations’, a raw piece of melodic bass power co produced with Washington, DC dubstep duo Secret Panda Society.
Though you’ll rarely find a more celebrated duo in EDM history, Gabriel & Dresden are determined to not rest on their hits.
Nearly a decade after the global classic ‘As The Rush Comes’ and 6 years after the release of their debut album and “Tracking Treasure Down”, Gabriel & Dresden once again show with “No Reservations” their penchant for getting a melody in your head while at the same time fusing several genres together to deliver something you can’t quite describe to your friends without having the audio evidence.
Not only do we get the excellent original but in a few weeks there will also be remixes coming Khomha (trance), Kevin Focus (progressive trance) and D-Wayne (electro house) to further help cement that arpeggio hook and buzzy bass synth into your cranium.
like that old rave choon says, “watch ya bassbins…i’m tellin’ ya!”
1. No Reservations (Original Mix)
I find it hard to fall asleep at night
I just don’t know
When it’s a life you pray you try to save
You just can’t let go
Finding the reasons to hold on
Move with the spirit and lean on
That I see your face again
That our souls will never end
That I wouldn’t miss you, friend
Coz I know we’ll be back again
FINDING THE REASONS TO HOLD ON…
Christopher Norman Feat. 3pm – Turn On The Lights (Acappella) + Gabriel & Dresden with Scarlett Etienne – Eleven
Toolroom Knights Vol. 2 Mixed By Gabriel & Dresden CD2
01 – Christopher Norman Feat. 3pm – Turn On The Lights (Acappella)
02 – Gabriel & Dresden with Scarlett Etienne – Eleven
Too young (x4)
Too young, Oh (x4)
Girl the night’s not over (Oh, too young)
We’re not getting older
They can chase forever
‘Cause in the morning there’s a million names to choose from
You don’t care just take one
Leave a place to rest on
Because you’re too young
Yeah you’re too young
Oh you’re too young
You’re too young
Too young, Oh (x4)
Too young, Uh (x4)
There goes another million,
Just wrap it up we own it
This night’s a skill we hone it
And in the morning would you tell me that it’s over?
You think that you’d do better
To stick with someone older
Because we’re too young
Oh, too young (x4)
Yeah, we’re too young in the morning.
We’re too young
We’re too young in the morning.