Who would have thought that Gerd Janson and Phillipp Lauer aka The Tuff City Kids delivering a "Rocker" mix for Alter Ego wich is not only one of their best up to this date remixwork but also probably one of the biggest electrosummerhits in 2016. The Tuff City Kids production work is quite similary eclectic like in Roman Flugel and Jorn Elling Wuttke's original version. They know exactly how to juggle with different styles until they come up with a fresh new sound that transforms an ordinary rave into an unforgettable happening. In this case they are mixing real performed krautrockdrums 90's prototrancebalearicstrings and an unexpectedly new enthusiastic way of working with Alter Ego's trademark melodyhook. This melodytheme is dripping formally out of every programmed bass and synthesizer line without beeing to cheesy superficial or over the top. Even their 808 electroremix for the track "Gate 23" is keeping to the premise of the legendary New York punk rock band The Ramones that a good party track should not illustrate the effects of psychedelic drugs the music has to be the pill itself. The rich details and playfulness of the mixes are showing Gerd Janson and Phillipp Lauer as real fans of the original versions.In the same spirit they are trying to melt popappeal artsensibility and clubhitfunction in one piece of vinyl.