Gregory Esayan's dazzling "Taxi" is the fourth single from his acclaimed "Pilgrim's Diary" artist album. The magic and mystery of driving at night inspired Gregory to write this gorgeous progressive anthem, replete with the evocative and often breathtaking atmospheric and melodic effects of the Russian star's best work. To celebrate one of our true favorites from Gregory's album, we have invited veteran sensations Approaching Black and Alexander Volosnikov to contribute new renderings of "Taxi," which prove to be both elegant and euphoric.
Approaching Black, fresh off a pair of beautiful 3-track EPs on our imprint, offers a vintage melodic progressive house take on the original. A punchy groove unites with the signature vocal hook, creating both a buoyant and blissful ambience in the early going. A variety of other melodic flourishes later on, including a gorgeous chord sequence and delicate piano riff, only enhance the harmonious soundscape.
Alexander Volosnikov is responsible for several standout remixes in recent years, including his recent take on Sam Davies' "Cosmos," which earned radio support from Chicane. His interpretation is infused with radiant vibes from start to finish: a "tropical" lead synth theme is simply rapturous, especially when punctuated by the heavenly vocal sample from the original mix. The muscular groove offers plenty of fuel for the dancefloor in the composition's latter moments.