Review: "Changing Face" was the first single from Fritz Kalkbrenner's well received 2016 album Grand Depart and it now gets a bunch of stellar remixes by some of the scene's current heavyweights. Maya Jane Cole's soulful, sexy and emotive rendition is the kind of groove that will burn up dancefloors from London to Berlin and beyond this Summer, while Swiss hi-tech soul merchant Deetron hands in a wicked rendition as you'd expect. With its epic and life affirming chord progressions over some subtle latin and bossa influences: the guy can really do no wrong on the remix front. An honourable mention to the Harbour City's favourite sons Adana Twins, whose remix of the track takes you down the darkside and further into the abyss with its furious and tunnelling groove that would make their homeboys Stephan Bodzin and Andre Winter stand up and notice! The tremendous original appears here too for your convenience as well as a friendly radio edit.
Review: Beardy German producer Fritz Kalkbrenner follows up his excellent mix compilation for Suol (aptly titled Suol Mates)with this EP, an addendum or side dish if you will to the main course. The Suol Mates EP consists of two of the mix's highlights, kicking off with Fritz's own deliciously subtle and low slung "Ruby Lee". Up next is an edit from Suol label bosses Chpstick & Johnjon of the Henrick Schwarz remix of "Right In The Dark". In a word, lovely.
Review: Given that they've produced some of the most interesting house music of recent times, it's no surprise to see Kollektiv Turnstrasse and Erdbeerschnitzel handling remix duties on this latest Till Von Sein release. It's the latter who provides the highlight, turning in a cultured, sophisticated rework of "Tilly's 61 Rhodes Jam" that's as jazzy and smooth as it is loose and languid. Kollektiv Turnstrasse's mix of "Blueprint", meanwhile, is reliably deep and groovesome, with their cultured musicality to the fore. For those looking for a touch more energy, there's a decidedly ravey, late night techno take from SLG that will appease late night dancefloors.
Review: The latest release from Fritz Kalkbrenner is in stark contrast to the stage-diving antics of his film-star brother. The title track revolves around a poppy hook that could have been lifted from an 80s hit and then put through some FX. Either way, it sounds familiar and infectious, but Kalkbrenner keeps it in the club realm with a loose break beat and an acid-flecked, squelchy bassline. "Layer Cake" pushes further into the abstract as Kalkbrenner delivers layers of jazzy keys and a humming bass reminiscent of Carl Craig or Ian O'Brien's jazzy work. The beats are understated and the only nod towards the dance floor is the series of thumb-clicking percussion.