Muller Records marks 20 years since the release of the classic ‘Electronic
Discussion’ track by Beroshima by enlisting a bunch of big hitters to add their own fresh spin to the original.
The package comes as a special 12” with the original as well as Darko Esser and Analog People’s mixes, and also as an 11 track digital release featuring names like Claude Young, DJ Rok, The Hacker, Ulrich Schnauss and many more. The original is a classic techno track full of high tempo drum programming, raw stabs and intergalactic melody that made it an absolute anthem in many warehouses around the world during the ‘90s. First up here, Frank Muller smooths out some of the edges and makes the track a little more heady, then Claude Young syncopates the drums so there is more swing in the groove.
Legendary artist Ulrich Schnauss decides to add a much deeper, more spaced out and atmospheric feel to the cut by removing the pummelling drums and layering in some soft and suspensory pads. DJ Rok’s version is a hardcore electro rave up, and French veteran The Hacker also reimagines the cut in an electro mould, but his is more slinky and slithering than the brutal version before it.
There is a cavernous and heavyweight dub feel to Alexander Kowalski’s mix, a freaky late night feel to the dark and foreboding loops of Tom Wax’s re-rub and plenty of minimal and Millsian characteristics to the standout version cooked up by contemporary techno champ Darko Esser. The final trio of remixes from Analog People, Hiroyuki Arakawa and St. Boomlab touch on maximal and main room styles as well as slowed down and sombre versions, all of which offer something for very
different moments in the night.
This is a meaty package that breathes lots of interesting new life into a bona-fide classic.