Claude Von Stroke, Yousef and Wes Wieland step up to remix Booka Shade for the first in two remix packages of the duo’s recently released, critically acclaimed ‘Cut The Strings’ LP.
Hot off the back of the ‘Cut The Strings’ LP from Booka Shade which dropped on their Blaufield imprint in April, the duo have reached out to some of their contemporaries and fellow artists they admire to revisit and provide their own interpretations of what has been yet another impressive chapter in the Berlin based artists careers.
Dirtybird’s main man Claude Von Stroke steps up to rework ‘Easy Drifter’ first, and as expected we’re treated to driving bottom end, growling bass leads and heady acid swells alongside the original’s infectious arp line.
Circus founder Yousef turns in his take on ‘Tyrell’ next, opting for pulsating pads, oscillating bass sweeps and organic drums alongside the originals choppy pitch bending vocal cuts. Wes Wieland’s take on ‘Black Crystal’ then completes the package with a darker edge, this time round laying focus on expansive reverberated percussion, elongated bass drones and twinkling arpeggios.
The Booka Shade ‘Cut The Strings Album Remixes 1’ package is out on Blaufield 25th May 2018.
1. Easy Drifter (Claude Von Stroke Remix)
2. Easy Drifter (Claude Von Stroke Radio Edit)
3. Tyrell (Yousef Circus Remix)
4. Black Crystal (Wes Wieland Remix)
Between them, John Digweed and Nick Muir, producers of the finest electronic dance music, have been involved in many pivotal moments in the world of club music over the years and have in many ways helped to define genres & push the boundaries further. Their partnership has been one of electronic music’s most fruitful pairings, creating a body of work that’s seen them become one of the world’s most highly regarded production duos.
“Track For Life” is another mission statement, showing that they are not resting on past laurels, but always developing their sound in an exciting direction. The low-slung, hypno-throb groove with expanding melodic flourishes is totally masterful as the track’s beguiling energy builds subtly throughout.
Remix duties fall to Argy and Yousef, two exceptional driving forces within the modern electronic dance scene, and the perfect candidates to take “Track For Life” in distinctly different and eminently exciting directions and provide fitting alternatives to the Original.
Argyris Theofilis aka Argy has a rare talent for taking audiences on musical journeys they might never have imagined, weaving sonic tapestries that defy easy categorization of genre or era. His Argy Remix ups the pace and develops “Track For Life” into an unmistakably heavyweight, pulsating, peak-time monster.
Meanwhile, Yousef’s Circus Rework, locked down by a highly distinctive, tight, clanking, hip-swinging groove, is loaded with wonderful, bubbling energetic abandon.
Two great remix versions of one great track, means yet another exceptional release from Bedrock. Released: 28th September 2015.