Warning: this is the debut release from VAHAGN. Warning: Sun Ra, Tiago and The Backwoods aka DJ Kent are in it too. Note: Trust is Tiago's legendary night at infamous LUX club in Lisbon. So yes... there's a story around!
One of Vahagn's best friends (Tiago from DFA, Clearmont 56, Golf Channel, etc), has a residency at Lisbon's top club LUX called "Trust". After attending one of these "Trust" nights, this Lisbon-based armenian musician arrived in his studio right after the club night and wrote the original material for this record in the course of a few hours. The result was so special, that soon Groovement had it signed upon hearing, and contacted Tiago to be the remixer for the track dedicated to him. A record with a story like this, is bound to be good!
Vahagn's amazing original work "Trust" is a two-part idea. The "One Take Live Version" is, as the name indicates, the very first idea that came out of Vahagn's creative output after experiencing "Trust" - the club night. It's a merciless discoid floor killer that hardly lets the dancefloor take a breath¿ layers and layers of melody and emotion overlapping each other, in a perfectly objective and focused manner. As good and tender a club banger as they come. The simpler, almost "dub" version is the "Studio Story dropdown", a version that is an archetypal example of tight-locked techno funk, the track climaxes with spoken words from one of our time's biggest musical prophets, Sun Ra. Live or Studio versions are amazing, hypnotic, deep and impressively driving.
The remixes are nothing short than perfect. Tiago takes the whole thing to epic territory, and somewhere between the live drumming and bassline of it's opening to the ravey acid synths that erupt wildly¿ This version is as promising a dancefloor classic as they come. Words fail to describe the size of this monster. To wrap it up, DJ Kent of the Backwoods goes on to blow the roof as well. 909's, 808's, deep bass, dub chords, sparse and spatial suggestions, solid and slow on the arrangement, perfect after-hours joint. It's almost impossible to place bets on the best track, all we know is that it's impossible to deny the record's heavyweight magnitude.