Over the last few months, the main focus in the Rekids camp has been on Nina Kraviz and the remixing of her 2012 debut LP. Now it’s time for a change, and it’s head honcho Radio Slave’s turn to get in on the remix action, with his 2008 hit ‘Tantakatan’ getting a fresh makeover in the shape of Mr. G’s ‘Nightwatch Dub’ and Prins Thomas’ ‘Diskomiks’.
On the former, Mr. G powers up his MPC and delivers that signature analogue beat-driven sound, tweaking the parts and including extra ideas to truly make the track his own. Cranking up the tempo ever so slightly, Mr. G takes the track into darker territory and adds a sinister rumbling bass line with more than enough low-end energy to make your guts shake. Like all of Mr. G’s best tracks, his ‘Nightwatch Dub’ builds gradually, while never losing that trademark Mr. G groove. This one is going to set techno dance-floors alight.
On his ‘Diskomiks’, the prince of Norwegian ‘space-disco’ Prins Thomas opts for a more organic approach, re-creating the unmistakeable chord stabs of the original on an acoustic piano and utilising a traditional drum kit for that loose, laid-back groove that could only come from a live drummer. His track shimmers with white noise and reverb throughout, before treating us to a delightfully staccato synth bass that typifies the Scandinavian disco sound. Fans of his musical output won’t be disappointed.
Here we have two supremely talented artists tackling the same task from different perspectives, showing that a simple, strong idea can go in one of many directions, and allowing us to indulge our love for techno and disco at the same time!
Published: 20th March 2013