Holding true to the Truesoul imprint's modus operandi, 'No Rain' sees Adam Beyer deliver something outside of his usual Drumcode identity with the result being a superb, modern piece of house music.
Skeletal, programmed percussion ride an ominous sub that shakes 'No Rain' along in a very physical sense but balancing the austere backdrop is a gloriously warm and melodic combination of vocals and cossetting pads; giving the track a feel of contrasting emotions.
Truesoul stalwart Joel Mull rounds of a superb year with his 'After Rain' remix. Gently evolving from a broken beat intro, it walks the line between dark and light much like the original, but in a softer way. While some of the sounds scrape and scratch, others, like the subtly fuzzy bass and original vocals, are so rounded that they give off a dominating trippy, late night feel.
Radio Slave and his Berlin Summer remix need little talking up. The producer's ability to stretch tracks to just before breaking point to create tight, atmospheric and engaging mixes is unparallelled and he really does the job with 'No Rain'.
Finally, Jesper Dahlbäck delivers the parting shot with an interpretation that focuses on hefty but defined drums and a fever-dream evoking use of delays, textures and effects. Pounding yet fluid, it's one of the Swedish producer's best mixes to date.