Thugfucker, the dynamic duo consisting of the charming NYC gangsters Greg Oreck and Holmar Filipsson are in fine form on their newest Moodmusic outing. “Seratonin” is a mysteryladen track which first started to appear in their dj-sets around the Globe and CD-Rs which changed hands at different after-parties. With it´s Detroit inspired uplifting string orgie coupled with the straight jacking beat, this has been a highlight in many of the Thugfucker live sets since.
Eventually we got hold of this gem after meeting our collective minds at the Soundwave Festival in BC, Canada in 2008 where the guys were performing with the rest of the Moodmusic /
Dirt Crew crew.
So it took 12+ months to put it out – why is that you might ask ?
Well, for Sasse the track has been one of his secret weapons for the past year, and something this good you´re not giving out that easy.. Eventually some pressure form the artist and a heavy pack of remixes from our friends Kiki and P´Toile was enough to confirm it on the release schedule.
Kiki has been a sureshot on Moodmusic since his first ever remix in 2004 for Freestyle Man
“Gotta Need” made some serious waves around. He stripped “Seratonin” to the bones and built a strong house groove around the original instrumentation with the hands-in-air-feel of the original strongly represented but reducing the sweet jelly, instead adding some pure phatness to the lowend.
P´Toile´s remix is a more dubbed out excursion of beats, bass and sublime keys, still showing respect to the original but stretching the breaks more than concentrating on the hooks, lovely work from our favourite female producer in Berlin.