The feathery and dreamy Justin Martin – Let’s (ft Claire George) (Lau.ra Remix) is a deep Future Garage/Breaks track so lush it can make a mountain levitate. The new Lau.ra remix treats the original like a balsam, softening up the rougher parts of it and turning it into a smooth flow of melodies and sonic textures with trippy vibes.
Much of the novelties on the track appear very subtly. The key-parts of Let’s, like the detuned E-piano phrases or dimmed drums that frequency-wise sound more like percussion, are left almost untreated. Where the Justin Martin – Let’s (ft Claire George) (Lau.ra Remix) shines is the manipulations with the structure, groove and the more mellow bass section. The new Lau.ra remix sounds very focused. The softness of the track should not misguide the listener. Achieving this kind of sound requires a tremendous amount of concentration, especially for a song that’s over 6-minute long.
The unorthodox approach to the sound of deep Future Garage/Breaks makes its development go in a puzzle-like fashion, where each new element needs a significant amount of production skills and ear for the texture to fit in. And while the original Justin Martin – Let’s (ft Claire George) solves it in a slightly aggressive way by intensifying the bass towards the middle of the song, Lau.ra’s remix sets a goal to keep its initial dreamy atmosphere. The energetic, rubbery bass from the original is still there, but Lau.ra’s work with the structure of the track makes it sound somehow less intense.
Amid this musical richness, the cloudy backing vocals play a gluing role, wrapping the synths and percussive drums under their soft fabric. It’s one of the rare examples of deep Future Garage/Breaks that don’t try too hard to sound atmospheric. Yet, paradoxically, perhaps even thanks to this, the soundscapes it creates seamlessly teleport the listener into a different space that after the first listen they may constantly wish to return to.