KANT – Close to the Wire (Timo Maas & James Teej Remix)
KANT is the Copenhagen-based producer team that initially made their name on the underground, rising up the cool hierarchy and keeping busy dropping official remixes for the likes of Jessie J, MØ and NERO amongst others.
An undeniable versatility has seen their early darker, more minimal production give way to a smoother, groove-laden style as demonstrated with last release ‘Nightcall’, racking up 3M streams on Spotify. Picking up tastemaker support on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra with the likes of Annie Mac, Danny Howard and Pete Tong as well as working with hype producers such as MK, it was KANT’s ability to crossover into a more accessible sound whilst keeping across labels like Black Butter, Toolroom, MTA Records, Hive Audio and Suara that’s made their journey so thrilling.
Now KANT comes with remix from two of the hottest producers of the moment in Timo Maas and James Teej – fresh from their huge cult smash with Paul McCartney earlier this year. This is their first release following the viral bootleg that ended up selling out at Phonica and now fetching upwards of £500 on ebay. Wrapping KANT’s original in a lush, muted electronic swathe, it minimalises and tribalises a melodic original to make it something exotic, colder and instantly club-ready. KANT’s numbers speak for themselves: 3M streams on Spotify for “Nightcall”, 1M views on Youtube, over 6M across the Top 10 streams on Spotify – this is the mark of an artist that people fall in love with. This new remix places them evermore in the zone of extreme musical rainmakers.