Heist Recordings are up to their 6th year of the label and this is their annual potpourri with this years artists on ‘The Round Up Part VI’. With some cool newcomers like Demuir, Perdu and Makèz, as well as label mainstays Fouk and the Swindles themselves 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 gone for a stabby club version of the more introverted original, with different layers of synths building up alongside pumping drums and 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 of the original and work a 4x4 with 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 cut with a strong nod to the past, 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 groove fits perfectly with the ever so fresh original.
The Round Up is a special moment for the label each year and Maarten & Lars are very excited to share these reinterpretations of another year’s worth of house from the world of Heist Recordings with you.