In 2018 Detroit Swindle presented their album High Life and now they felt it was time to serve up a tasty selection of remixes from all over the world and all over the sound palette. With dub and boogie from Australia and the Netherlands, deep house from Detroit, dark and dreamy deep house from the UK and some high energy house from Germany. Remixes from 5 artists that the Swindles hold in high regard and have made a serious impact on their part of the scene.
Dutch techno legend Steve Rachmad re-interpreted ‘Yes, no, maybe (feat. Tom Misch)’. His Sterac Electronics remix, nothing to do with techno but is an uplifting modern boogie version of the already funky original. Glimmering electronics, some added harmonics and an 80’s groove. The A2 is reserved for Cinthie, who took the high energy afro funk track ‘Call of the wild (feat. Jungle by Night)’ and turned it into a full on house frenzy with solo’s all around and a groove that just keeps on going . The A side is completed with a remix by Jura Soundsystem, who impressed with his Balearic influenced synth-boogie, and dub on his label ‘Isle of Jura’. He remixes ‘High life (feat. Lorenz Rhode)’ and has reimagined the track into a tamed down, dreamy dub.
Matt Karmil’s takes on one of the album’s beatless tracks ‘Ketama gold’. He goes in deep with some dusty drums and an arrangement that keeps on building, keeping the chord sequence from the outro as a main loop and adding subtle FX, toms and acid hits and a final delivery where electronic cowbells up the energy level by a notch or two. Finishing off the comp is a moody deep house re-interpretation of ‘Ex machina’ by Detroit legend Gari Romalis. The twisted machine funk of the original is skillfully replaced by a dusty house loop, dreamy pads and smart use of the original’s drum effects to build momentum.