Published on March 15th, 2017 | by Andycompanyz
Meat Katie & Ben Coda Just Quiet Remixes
I’m not sure what’s in the water at Mark Pember’s studio these days but there seems to be some amazing sounds coming out of it in the form of some great releases from various members of the Lowering The Tone stable. This is a remix pack of their Just Quiet release from late last year featuring some of the associates of Lowering The Tone.
First up is Neurodriver’s dark brooding remix which starts with a growling menacing bass that haunts the mind until it breaks with a funky (for Neurodriver) percussion beat. It continues growling with a distorted sample of the vocal that reminds me a bit of Al Pacino as Scarface being threatening (though what else is he in that film?). Dom has taken the techfunk out of the original and replaced it with terror and it’s great for it. Not one for a slow smooch on the dance floor but it’s a beauty.
Next up is Dopamine’s happier (in comparison that is) interpretation which takes the constituent parts of it and cuts and samples them to great effect to produce a dubby techno progressive groove that bubbles along. One for the late night after party.
The third mix is from the mighty Ettica who is such an enthusiastic musician who loves the more progressive end of the Techno spectrum. This doesn’t disappoint on this level as it bounces though the tune and had me bobbing my head with seconds. Coupled with lots of dubby background sounds this could be used at most points of the night and it would go down a storm.
Lastly but by no means leastly is Charlie Kane’s mix which won the Lowering The Tone competition to remix this track. I can see why it won for sheer originality it is almost unrecognisable from the original consisting of distorted samples and rises that make something greater than the sum of its parts. It will still get your feet tapping along though.
On the whole if you’re going to buy one techy release this week make it this one. Each track surprises and makes you tap your feet in equal measure and unlike some remix packs that are slight variations on a theme this one is like 4 new tracks. Buy it!!