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He Held Him Close

by Thor Rixon feat Roxy Caroline

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Get Physical continues their showcase of standout South African artists this Autumn, with the release of this EP ahead of an album by the talented South African producer and label regular, Thor Rixon.
Rixon experiments extensively with live and electronic sound production and makes use of mesmeric acoustic instrumentation to capture unheard soundscapes. On this latest album he works with Roxy Caroline, vocalist and guitarist for Hyroine – a future/freak folk band from Cape Town, South Africa.
Together, Thor and Roxy create some real magic on their song ‘He Held Him Close’ – a majestic and melodic track with dancing synths and undulating deep house drums. When they break, you will hear Caroline’s celestial and spine tingling vocals come to the fore and then the track starts to build again. It’s a real hands-in-the-air kind of cut with delicate guitar strings and live sounding drums that bring a real sense of class to the dance floor.
Included is a remix from Stimming who has spent his life crafting meticulous grooves on labels such as Diynamic, with fresh, innovating sound designs and a quirky sense of musical colour. His remix carefully filters the vocals into a refracted, echoing shadow of the original as he layers in delicate percussion that adds harmony to the groove. It’s a kaleidoscopic remix that is heavenly and brilliantly unusual.
This is a brilliantly magical track and another perfect pairing for Get Physical and Thor Rixon release.


released August 10, 2018


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Get Physical Music Berlin, Germany

A lot has happened in the last 20 years of dance music, but one constant has been Get Physical right at the sharp end of the scene. The label has become a globally recognised symbol of quality, renowned for its always varied and vital house output.

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