Thursday, 11 February 2016
Kerrier District - Techno Disco (KiNK Remix) (HYPE050) [clip] by Hypercolour
Released in May of last year, Kerrier District’s ‘4’ album became an essential long player, not just because it was creator Luke Vibert’s first KD album offering in over a decade, but because it captured Kerrier District at what it does best; funky, sample heavy, entertaining, good time dance music. Tongue firmly in cheek, Vibert delivered an album that ended up, quite rightly, in many end of year polls as a firm favourite of the year. And so, to celebrate Hypercolour’s 50th single release, a crack team of artists were enlisted to handle a remix disc, and they come none bigger than Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer, KiNK and Head High. Villalobos and Loderbauer’s remix of ‘Sexspurt’ shimmers and glistens over its twelve-minute tenure, the micro broken beats and occasional hats lending a steady hand as the psychedelic soundscape unfurls over the bubbling bass frequencies. Fresh from picking up the Resident Advisor Best Live Act of 2015, Strahil Velchev AKA KiNK tackles album favourite ‘Techno Disco’. Churning out a frenzied club re-work, KiNK deploys Reese style basslines, spacey synth motifs that wouldn’t be out of place on a UR record and deep organ riffs, dropping in breakbeats to the solid 4/4 arrangement, never letting the energy levels drop for one second. Wrapping up this killer remix set is Head High (AKA Shed), who slams down a relentless and rolling drum mix of ‘Come On Kerrier’. Irresistibly funky with its heavyweight 90s style beats and infectious melodies, HH keeps it faithful to the Original Mix and the use of its samples, and delivers a driving peak time club mix.