English producer Darkmode gets able assistance here from north of the border, in the form of experienced undeground wonky techno icon Dave Tarrida (Sativae/Tresor), in the latest blistering addition to the Hypnotic Room Special Edition series!
Tarrida’s remix is a superb experience in itself: think jittery, click-funk electronica, the heavy beats rhythmic, yet occasionally (quite subversively) off-kilter; at other times a dark and menacing cinematic wash takes precedence as the techno does a tidal recede - then jumps back into the equation with a vengeance and a flicker of wonkiness.
Darkmode’s original mix gives insight into the origins of this dusky musical theme; his mix goes less bass-heavy, and opts instead for stabs of acid and metallic-sound
instrumentation. It’s lighter tech and more electro in nature, with some sensational persussive sweeps; at moments there are shades here of Zen Paradox, or even more so of the Sonic Voyagers when they played live.
Both tracks are stunning in their own right. Together, they’re… well… twice as stunning?
released December 8, 2013
Cat Number: hroom-sp006
featuring: Darkmode, Dave Tarrida
Label: Hypnotic Room Special Edition