For this expansive double-pack of reworks of tracks from Cassy's debut album, Donna, Will Saul has assembled an impressive cast of remixers. First out of the blocks is Marcel Dettmann, whose hypnotic, late night interpretation of "Move" fixes dubbed-out organ riffs to a bustling techno rhythm. Ron Bacardi's version of "All I Do" sounds like a cross between Twilo-era tribal house, and bumpin' old skool U.S garage, while Radio Slave is at his druggy, early morning best in stretching out "Keep Trying" (first on the club-friendly "Feel Raw" mix, and later on the K-hole embracing, pitched-down "100 Reasons Remix"). If that wasn't enough to set the pulse racing, there's also a brilliantly melodious and emotion-rich remix of "Feel" from Yoruba Soul.
Tiefschwarz issue the first single to come off their forthcoming album on their own Souvenir imprint. Featuring Berlin based techno luminary Cassy, the inimitable "Find Me" comes in both original and dub version.
Tiefschwarz will release their third studio album, Chocolate later this year. Mapping the development of their experiences of the last few years, the album takes on an innovative new sound aesthetic that displays more diversity than we have seen before from the two brothers. "Find Me" is the first single to be taken from it and will be released, like the album itself, on Ali and Basti's very own Souvenir label.
They waste no time on "Find Me," launching straight into distorted FX that make way for strutting drum patterns and rolling basslines. The groove lays down the track's momentum, sweeping the listener away of their feet. Dark and disturbing jazz keys add character but the groove is quick to swing back in place and remove any sinister feeling. Panorama Bar resident Cassy features, peppering her influence all over the track. Her most notable inclusion however comes on the echoed, Diva-esque vocal, the likes of which appeared on her latest In The Mix compilation for Cocoon. 'Find Me, Love Me, Hold Me Tight, Show Me, Teach Me, Everything Alright' turns this chugger into a complete song, as good for the dancefloor as it is on your home stereo. The dub version strips the original back, allowing the bass to drive things forward. High end sounds shake and rattle over the top, creating a unique atmosphere that matches the individuality of the original. The bass drives forward, only letting up for the firework display breakdown which ends in the full reinstatement of driving bass.