Drilling down into the original’s emotional aspect with subtle, lingering chords and poised beats pushing feelings on, Amsterdam-based Patrice Bäumel gives AVIRA’s dusky ‘The Worship’ even more resonance. In many ways a lighter remix, Bäumel extends the feeling of shelter and solitude, stood between assurance and uncertainty and with a fragile, film-like edge. Bäumel’s handling of Diana Miro’s reflective vocals make for a cool club lullaby and pause for thought when the sun comes up.
A track close to his heart, AVIRA decided to celebrate the one year anniversary of ‘The Worship’ by asking some of his favourite producers to give it their special touch, with Bäumel high on his list of well-wishers. “When I heard this remix by Patrice I fell in love with the way he brought a calm, uplifting twist to the track. It’s going to be a fantastic addition to any set”.
Canadian producer AVIRA debuted on Armada Music with a remix of Push’s ‘Strange World’, going on to deliver remixes for Chicane (‘Saltwater’), Lost Frequencies (‘Beat Of My Heart’) and Dennis Kruissen (‘Falling In Love’), before collaborating with Armin van Buuren on the three-track EP ‘Hollow / Illusion / Mask’. Upon release in 2020, ‘The Worship’ hit the Apple Music charts in 32 countries and received heavy support from van Buuren, Hardwell, NERVO, Cosmic Gate and many more.
The rise and rise of Patrice Bäumel, calling Amsterdam home after many a night spent on the capital’s dancefloors, has lead to him becoming a Beatport chart topper and international top flight DJ. Producer for a host of top tier labels, he’s received support from Pete Tong and Danny Tenaglia, and become an in-demand remixer, with a diverse cross-section of Sasha, Booka Shade, Marc Romboy and Depeche Mode among those receiving his attention to detail.