Great Stuff Recordings
The Stockholm / Washington DC combo that are Pleasurekraft have been one of the biggest success stories in house music in recent years, crafting slice after slice of infectious dancefloor genius. With this new remix package, their name continues to grow in acclaim, with four hot reworkings breathing new life into two previous releases.
Anubis is first under the operating table, with Mike Vale taking the cheeky original and setting the bar very high with his funk-fuelled version. The saucy sax hooks you in, pulling you towards the phat, undulating bassline, mountains of energy pouring from the skippy beats. It's a huge piece of peak-time, summer house music. Tom Flynn takes the track for a walk in the opposite direction, pitching it in an experimental techno style with sprinklings of Belgian rave stabs and the every last drop of weirdness squeezed out of Pleasurekraft's trademark vocals.
The second patient to undergo reconstructive surgery is the huge Carny, with Chase Buch & Nick Olivetti stepping up with a sleek tribal tech interpretation. The haunting vocals are saved for the breakdown, before the track drops and steps up a few gears. Pumping and energetic yet subtle. Jaceo rounds off the package with his quirky stomp that goes heavy on the sub bass pressure and does away with the frills in favour of pure techno grit.