Stockholm, Sweden, February 2020 — Following up on Marino Canal’s Beatport number 1 debut EP from November of last year and Olander’s own ‘Saigon’ EP from last January, Vivrant and Jeremy Olander welcome Italy's Hunter/Game and Belgium-born, Berlin-based Locked Groove to the label.
They've each taken on the mission of reimagining a track off Jeremy's 'Karusell' EP from 2018, and the result is just what one would expect; enthralling, thumping and melancholic techno.
Locked Groove, fresh off his debut album 'Sunset Service' on Scuba's Hotflush, is known for his work on his own Locked Groove Records, Life & Death, Permanent Vacation and Afterlife. Here, he's taken on the lead track 'Karusell' and morphed it into a driving peak time whirlwind. By repurposing the main lead, Locked Groove has maintained the track's melancholic persona, while blessing it with his trademark stamp of fresh and norm-defying techno.
On the flip-side, we have Italian stalwarts Hunter/Game. Two true veterans on the scene, they've made a name for themselves with releases on Afterlife, Kompakt, Last Night On Earth, Innervisions and their own Just This imprint. Here, they've reimagined the b-side track 'Andköln' and the result will make you want to move your feet until the sun sets and beyond. The duo's characteristic concoction of atmospheric house, throbbing techno, and soothing electronica marry with the original in a magically symbiotic way that makes a future Vivrant classic.
Confirmed plays so far from Mind Against, Jeremy Olander, John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, Joel Mull, Colyn and Dubfire.
— Specialist Radio / Playlisting
— Annie Mac and Pete Tong have been pitched
Published: 27th February 2020