I’m a huge Above & Beyond fanboy, but I’ll admit that my response to “Counting Down the Days” was lukewarm. It was an appropriate response to a borderline boring track. I think Gemma Hayes is a fantastic vocalist and the song had a good foundation, but it left me wanting a little bit more musical texture, variation, or at least a stronger drop. “Counting Down the Days” lacked an identity. It wasn’t committed to being a club anthem like “Blue Sky Action”, but it wasn’t quite a low key track either. That problem is solved with the following own club mix. Check out 1:45.
Speaking of remixes. Arty returns to the Anjunabeats fold with this incredible remix of “Peace of Mind”.