Midland is back on Phonica, this time our Phonica White label series, with the epic string-laden ‘Before We Leave’!
It starts slowly but surely as reverb soaked percussion comes to the fore, cushioned by the truly beautiful string melody. This could well be Midland’s most deftly handled arrangement yet. Running Back’s Gerd Janson wisely decides to stick to the original track’s feel, letting the strings weave their magic, yet also brings the bassline and drums to the forefront. Delicately but expertly done. Midland rounds out the 12” with his barebones drums and percussion-only ‘Bonus Beats’ version, perfect DJ tool material. We wish more records had these!