Vargenta is doing well these days. Revealed can’t get enough of him, he’s stacking releases like it’s nothing and they’re getting better and better. Especially ‘Rise’ from last year has a specific spot in our heart. A true progressive gem! Before that, he teamed up with LionX and Elle Vee to release ‘Keep On’ on Panther’s Groove. This record label based in London has seen it right back then. With almost a million streams on Spotify, you could say it’s a complete success. And it got even better: they released a tasty remix by Thomas Nan, the key player of this review. We totally agree with his own description of his remix: “It’s a fine combination of new and old sounds, future house and funk/disco”.
This student of the famous Dutch Herman Brood Academy is on his way to become a full-grown artist. Thomas Nan keeps evolving his sound and he’s taking steps in the right way. “I’m very happy with the mix and mastering of my ‘Keep On’ remix,” says Thomas Nan. “Especially the combination of the bass with the drums worked really well. All elements in the drop come up very clearly; it contains a real ‘in your face’ experience.” The fact that Thomas used acoustic elements in the track keeps the track natural and pure, we like that kind of sounds.
It’s also good to see his name on different labels as well: Strange Fruits, Soave Records and Panther’s Groove are great environments to show his skills. “After I released two tracks on Panther’s Groove, the team asked me to remix ‘Keep On’. Of course, it was a great chance to work with the fantastic vocals of Elle Vee!” Thomas learned a lot from this opportunity and the production process. “By creating this remix I improved a lot on mixing my tracks. All elements have their own spot in the mix and they got their own space, which gives a realistic feeling, in my opinion.”
One thing for sure: it definitely deserves a spot in our Spotify playlist. Thomas is building something big and we can’t wait to hear more from him. If he keeps innovating and combining new and old sounds like he did before, we’re convinced he’s going to amaze us again with brutal productions in the future.