Our Barcelona brethrin, Uwe & Scarhand's much heralded 'It Works EP' has been a continuously shining light of 2014 for us at DPR, with continued support from the likes of Andreas Henneberg / The Glitz, Tomy DeClerque, Terry Francis, Spartaque & Dandi & Ugo. To which we approached some of said supporters and asked if they'd like to do the duo justice and remix their work for them. Up stepped some amazing artists in the shape of Manchester's Nik Feral [MUM/Cubism] and Slovenian Alex Nemec [Blufin/Baptism], Sydney resident Arkadia [Baroque / Death Proof] and Dutch duo Diction [Funk'n Deep / Death Proof]! The first of the EP is Nik Feral & Alex Nemec's remix of 'It Works', and boy does it! A brutal, low-slung production. Immaculate bass work leads the way with an undercurrent of well laid beats and distant synth stabs; theres no denying this was made for relentless lazer-enduced dancefloors. Arkadia's dropped the tempo a huge amount on his efforts for 'It Works', punchy simplistic tech-house allows a magnificent undercurrent of synth work to flow through the track, the bass is polished and the new synth work breathes a new vision into the production allowing it's acidic tendencies to shine through. Some would say a nod to the works of Daniel Avery, what do you think? Diction finishes off the release with a bang with their take on 'Dub Voices', a devilish slice of big room techno, shows yet another immaculate, punchy, wobbling bassline, periodically growling with a gutsy detuned and dropped vocal whilst being stabbed at with ethereal cymbals and glitches. Something to truly get that top lip riding up!
released September 29, 2014
Nik Feral, Alex Nemec, Arkadia, Diction, Uwe & Scarhand