Ben Hoo has been hard at work lately. In addition to his healthy touring schedule, the London born DJ & Producer has been in the studio preparing his debut album for Kindisch, 'Collected'. We now present the first cut from the album 'Maledictum', including remixes from Nicolas Duvoisin and Nick Galemore. Maledictum in Bens own words: This track was brought about from two ideas. One was to try out a bold munchy bass line, as was a notable feature of many tracks I loved in Miami last year. The other was to create a simple beat and not concentrate on how that develops, in order to see where I would refocus the production. These features resulted in a raw pattern with a rolling unbroken flow. To then introduce the odd sound to suggest a different groove disturbed it, so I ended up weaving and manipulating sounds slowly over time. Swiss DJ, promoter and producer Nicolas Duvoisin from Fantastic Friends Recordings takes the track into tech-house territory, playing with slippery percussion and further enhancing the mood of the original, building the energy and increasing the tension before releasing with foggy chord echos. Theres no doubt this remix has a certain fast paced energy around it, something that will cause the dance floor to sweat. Embracing his own flavor of creative destruction, Kindisch's own Nick Galemore creates a deep ambience with his Late Mix. I kind of made a point to not hear the original track before or during this production. I wanted to feed off the parts I had, (which werent track length) and let them tell me what is going to happen. This way I had a chance to be directly inspired, but not influenced by the original. I went through 4 or 5 different versions before I found something that felt right. All in all, this single release represents the diversity you will find in the forthcoming album Collected, from itchy rhythmic synths, to cool, distant chimes.
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