A1 Fouk – Need my space (Detroit Swindle remix)
A2 Perdu – Sacramento (Makèz remix)
B1 Demuir – The 3nity returneth (Fouk remix)
B2 Detroit Swindle feat. Lorenz Rhode – Music for clubs (Perdu’s culture mix)
B3 Makèz – Random Visits (Demuir’s playboy edit)
It’s that time of the year again: we’re finishing our 6th year of Heist Recordings with our annual potpourri of remixes with this year’s artists on ‘The Round up part VI’. This year, we’ve got a few cool newcomers on the label like Demuir, Perdu and Makèz, as well as label mainstays Fouk and yours truly delivering a great collection of remixes.
The EP starts off with label heads Detroit Swindle giving their high-energy take on Fouk’s ‘Need my Space’. They’ve chosen for a stabby club version of the more introverted original, with different layers of synths building up alongside a pumping drum track and a punchy Moog bassline. Check the break for a nice dreamy broken beat section before the track comes back into full dancefloor madness.
Makèz have only just released their well-received debut EP and now they’re flanking Detroit Swindle on the A-side with their remix of Perdu’s hit ‘Sacramento’. They replace the broken beat vibe of the original and instead go for a 4×4 track with a driving bassline, warm pads and subtle placement of Perdu’s original elements.
On the B-side, we have Fouk reinterpreting Demuir’s take on Detroit Techno with their remix of ‘3nity returneth’. Their version is a tom-heavy high-energy club track with a strong nod to the past, whilst keeping that strong Fouk signature intact. They mangle the vocal sample in a drunk and twisted break before setting the track back on fire with an extra acid line for good measure.
The B2 goes to Perdu’s dreamy slow burning remix of Detroit Swindle’s classic house bomb ‘Music for clubs’. His version takes the tempo down and dials the dreamy level up a notch. A mellow but punchy acid line and worldly synth hits give this remix it’s cool twist and it’s a great showcase of Perdu’s view on the broad world of house music.
This year’s Round up finishes with Demuir’s trippy ‘playboy edit’ of ‘Random Visits’ by Makèz. He takes the vocal sample and layers it behind a haunting string, dreamy keys and a steady groove. It’s got a funky vibe where Demuir’s knack for a good groove fit perfectly with the fresh original.
The Round up is a special moment for us each year and we’re excited to share these reinterpretations of another year’s worth of house from the world of Heist Recordings with you.
Lars & Maarten