Carrying on The wonderful Blind Jacks Journey series available now on digital, and this time we have the label return to a track from one of their very first releases in the shape of Acasual's "Spring Theory". A highlight of Dream House Volume 1.3, the German's production is given the royal remix treatment with his highly regarded compatriot, the hero from Heidelberg, Move D, first up. Moufang's unmistakable sense of deepness adds a whole new dimension to "Spring Theory", and results in another gorgeous Move D production. Then it's Luv Jam lending his hand this time, on more of a lo-fi version with a bouncy bassline, dreamy, floating strings and a murmuring vocal melody.
After a few years' absence, Jool & Iron Curtis revive their Achterbahn D'Amour alias with a diverse release. It starts with the spacey synths and low frequency bleeps of "Balustrade", before the pair pick up the pace with the stepping rhythm and mesmerising acid tweaks of "Dehaveland".
The VC-118a take on "Dehaveland" is more linear and sees the Dutch producer add his signature frosty synths, but in the main, this release is about Achterbahn D'Amour's skill at navigating their way through a variety of approaches. Most impressively, this culminates in the acid tones and dreamy electro of "Don't Talk to Me".
As you'd probably expect, Ouie has done a good job selecting remixers to work their magic on tracks from Acid Pauli's recent sophomore album, BLD. We were initially drawn to Red Axes' superb take on "Ayam", which oozes psychedelic, head-turning intent (much like the Israeli duo's original productions, in fact) and thrilling changes direction a number of times whilst retaining a heavy, dub-inspired groove. There's no doubt this remix stands out, but there are also impressive turns from Nico Stojan, whose gently unfurling version of "Majid" achieves a fine balance between club-ready punch and head-in-the-clouds attractiveness, and hypnotic tech-house/deep house fusionist Sainte Vie.