Loquace - Transitions (Mike Shannon RMX) [SER036]
B Bouzouk - (Mike Shannon Trip De Bozak)
Cesare vs Disorder’s influential Berlin label
and producer serves up three compelling cuts (+1 digi bonus) that get remixed in style by Canadian master Mike Shannon. Loquace has risen to the top since he debuted in 2012. His groove driven, poly-rhythmic electronic style is loose, fluid and funky and has come on labels like Kina, Tabla and Upon You. Once again here he impresses with his intricate studio skills and knack for layering up infectious house and tech gold. Keep Your Seat Belt is a wicked mix of loopy sub bass and off time hits and hats that makes you want to shake your every limb. It is detailed and dense yet infectious and inviting and open things in fine style. Bouzouk picks up the pace with slinky and silky drums and hits coalescing into a bubbling, bristling groove that is perfect for back room and basements. Remixing this one is long time techno legend and Cynosure and Hunt label owner Mike Shannon. He strips things back to a bumpy groove of textured hits and scurrying drums that will find its way into the hearts and minds of many top DJs and dancers. Tempura is darker and loopier, rugged and intense with cycling drums and clever filters adding dynamism and pressurised electronic funk to proceedings. It is a perfectly woven track before digital bonus Plume de Paon rounds out the EP in militant style. Expertly crafted to make you want to move, it is the final piece of this great jigsaw and makes, like all the cuts here, for perfect dancing music.