Mariano Sanchez, who is musically known as Acin, steps out again with a brand-new remix of ‘Don’t Wait for Me’ – and it is definitely not one to miss out on. Hailing from Argentina, the 20-year-old music producer has built a reputation in the dance music industry, as he seamlessly blends orchestral soundtracks with progressive house elements to deliver powerful and atmospheric hits that take you on a musical journey. His latest remix of ‘Don’t Wait for Me’ pays homage to the two of his long-term friends who are also the original artists behind this track, Stoby, and Sonia who are based in Wales.
Acin has hit the nail on the head with this remix, as his latest offering features as a perky hit brimmed with atmospheric synths and beautiful string elements that strike your senses and transport you into a world of your own. Expect to be washed over by entrancing House elements when you tune in to the world of Acin, as you can chill out and unwind to those iconic brassy elements that wrap around the edges of the production to give it that uplifting edge and tie each element of the song together really well, serving as a harmonious balance of rhythm and atmosphere.
1) Hey Acin, great to hear from you. How are you doing?
Hi, I’m doing fantastic. Thank you for having me.
2) How did you come up with the idea to remix ‘Don’t Wait For Me?’
I was invited to remix the original track since I’m friends with Stoby and Sonia and this was going to be their debut release on Soluna.
3) What did you look to improve in the original when you came to remix it?
I didn’t feel like the original could be improved since it’s a great track itself, I just wanted an alternate version where I could give it a spin and change the kind of mood it would generate on the listener. On the original for example, you get an uplifting and energetic kind of vibe; on the remix, I wanted to reach for that kind of nostalgic, even retro-ish, feeling.
The track starts as if it was playing on a radio and slowly starts coming to life as the effects fade out and the drums and bass kick in along with some pads, and then strings soon join the fun before reaching the chorus with a modified version of the original lead vocals and arpeggios.
4) How would you describe the typical “Acin” sound?
As someone who’s a fan of soundtracks and also likes to compose orchestral music, I’d say strings and piano are always a go-to for me. However, since this is electronic dance music there are also always some synthesizers and drums.
I guess that if I had to say, I love the blending of those two worlds, and I also feel like it is part of what can be noticed on most on my songs; dancing to the drums and synths as the track softly comes to a stop and more harmonic and melodic elements come up top before wrapping up that sequence and preparing for the ending.
5) What advice would you give to Producers wanting to crack the music scene?
It’s hard to answer this question myself, especially as I don’t consider that I have “cracked” the music scene in any way, but if I had to give a piece of advice, I’d say what I try to do myself:
Focus not only on the destination but also on the trip and never underestimate any opportunity you get. After all, you never know how it might result and could be the key to what you’ve always cherished for.
6) What artists do you have your eye on in the scene at the moment?
When it comes to progressive house, I’m a huge fan of Shingo Nakamura and Approaching Black, so I’m always paying attention to their latest releases, they never disappoint.
Besides that, I also follow some experimental and ambient artists from the Cryo Chamber label such as Lesa Listvy and Atrium Carceri, some orchestral composers such as Ryuichi Sakamoto and Keiichi Okabe, and some pianists such as Erik Satie that my piano mentor and, especially, dear friend Cesar Pradier, introduced to me during my teenage years.
And of course, I’m always looking forward to all of my friend’s releases.
7) Are there any other artists or producers you would like to work with in the future?
I’d love to work with a singer since I feel like adding lyrics to a song and having a voice sharing a story along the instruments could really add up to the feel.
8) How did you come about working with Stoby & Sonia Scott?
I first discovered Stoby’s and Sonia’s music when one of my previous tracks, Yulestice, was released. They played it on one of their Sunset Sessions live streams and we’ve been in touch ever since. After knowing each other for some time, it seemed about right to work on something together, so Elike from Soluna set everything up and we were right on track to start making music and working towards this release along with Tom Bro and G-Coulter.
9) How would you compare this track to some of your other releases?
Well, one of the things that I love about remixing other musicians’ tracks is that besides introducing your own imprint, you also have to stick to some of the elements from the original song. In this case, for example, I used a different chord progression that I don’t often use, if hardly ever, and it lead to results I’m very happy with.
If I had to compare this song with others of mine, I think the main difference would be in the elements that I used, because it’s a remix, and that I would not have used when making a track of my own, since it’s not the stuff that I’m used to.
10) Have you got any other projects in the pipeline we can look forward to?
Definitely! I’m currently working simultaneously on 2 EPs to release next year. One of them belongs to Acin and the other one is for a secret experimental project to be announced later on.
Besides that, I’m also interested in introducing some chill-out/lounge music to Acin’s repertoire which might also be announced on the second half of next year.
Listen to ‘Don’t Wait for Me’ Here: