Hot new remix business from the Dam Swindle / Heist Recordings boys, here’s what they’ve got to say…
‘We’ve had the pleasure to release music by some amazing artists in 2021 and with The Round Up part 8, we’re bringing you remixes of some of our label regulars such as Fouk & Makèz and present you some fresh faces that have made a huge impact on the scene in recent years such as New York disco dons Jkriv & Peter Matson, Colombian house royalty Felipe Gordon. Completing the package are Parisian house aficionado Marina Trench and Lore of the Samurai, an alter ego of a rather prolific and well-known house producer.
Jkriv & Peter Matson have taken on Fouk’s undercover hit ‘Money’ and have turned the acid-nu disco of the original into a bubbling funk affair, complete with guitar licks and new synth licks. Makèz take the jazz-funk vibe of their debut album ‘City of all’ to give a whole new perspective on Marina Trench’s track ‘Wake up’. The vocals -courtesy of French-Algerian singer Sabrina Bellaouel -, jazzy horns and synthy noodles are layered on a mellow broken beat that form an altogether dreamy effect.
Staying in the broken beat realm, we’ve got Fouk re-imagining Lore of the samurai’s track ‘Justifice’. Warm pads, cowbells and arpeggios turn this funk-fueled tune into a deep and soothing house track. Marina Trench’s remix of Felipe Gordon acid monster ‘Highly corrosive acid’ sees her adding her own vocal chops and adding an infectious house groove. On the heady end of things, we’ve got Felipe Gordon delivering an extremely smooth rework of Jkriv & Peter Matson’s track ‘New Friend’. Closing the package is Lore of the samurai with a classic house take on Makèz’ album title track ‘City of all’ where a beefy Moog-like bass leads the way with the energy of a thousand clubbing-starved ravers.
We hope this package gives a nice twist to another great year of releases on Heist. Play it loud and dance like nobody’s watching.
Maarten & Lars’
Released 11/2/22 via Bandcamp – listen / buy via link below…