- Release Date 2021-01-15
- Label Freeride Millenium
- Catalog FM019
Hard Ton are all about Sylvester-styled falsettos vocals, hi-nrg beats and screaming acid bass lines made on analogue synths and vintage drum machines which lends their sound a rugged and authentic edge. They are firm favourites in the disco world with releases on Rekids, Toy Tonics and Opilec Music that light up global dance floors and charts alike. Here they link with Berlin based American musician, singer and songwriter Snax to great effect.
The fantastic 'Make Up' is a cover of the 1982 gem from Prince protege's Vanity 6, here it is offered up as a warm and steamy cut with vast rubbery kicks and big drum fills. Soaring synths rise up through the always dramatic track to keep lifting the energy levels and spoken words and yelps, chunky synth vamps and rattling hits all make for a brilliantly dynamic trip.
Philpot founder Soulphiction is a long time underground stalwart who flips the track into a deeper and more intense affair stripped of some of the drama and instead focusses on vast, funky guitar riffs that get you loosening your bones.
Super Drama are Jerome Slesinski and Jon Arnold, a pair with a great reputation as resident DJs at LGBTQI+ hot spots such as Dalston Superstore and Adonis and frequent guests on NTS, Worldwide FM and Rinse FM. They offer up a bright, synth heavy vision with stepping arps and freewheeling drum loops that are taught, twisted, and terrific.
Then comes Hifi Sean, whose FT album won him critical acclaim and took him to headline slots on the Billboard Chart, and to DJ sets all round Europe, the USA and Australia. House, disco and techno all feed into his work and this remix is a rugged and ragged affair that builds the intensity through tough synth stabs and prickly drum work.
Last of all, Snax assumes his Box Office Poison alias which has been active for the last decade with various bootleg and official remix projects. He re-builds the track as an upbeat house cut with bounce in the kicks and plenty of neon melodies and classic synth chords.