After the explosive statement of intent that was their debut 7” ‘Speeddance’, Reptile Youth are back with a vengeance – and this time their laser intensity is aimed firmly at the club. The Danish duo drop 'Black Swan Born White Remixes' featuring three sublime cuts of hypnotic house - their second single taken from their upcoming album release on hfn music.
Experienced house-meisters Terranova bring the late night underground vibe to the original – providing two stunning mixes. The ‘Terranova Remix’ submerges Mads Damsgaard Kristiansen’s evocative voice into a narcotic groove, teasing out the new wave vocal influences and steadily building the tension into a dancefloor burner.
Terranova also supply the more stripped down dub version, taking the track in to even deeper territories – a depth bomb sure to find its way into the record boxes of many after-hours DJ – late night body music for the elegantly wasted.
The B side is given over to edit-master-turned-house-innovator Mark E, who provides one of his signature journeys, the track building like Lego over seven incredible minutes. A tightly wound groove is propelled by Esben Valløe’s insistent bass, before waves of synth, guitars and robot vocals push the whole thing over the edge - psychedelic, euphoric and epic.
Selected DJ feedback:
Francis Harris (Scissors & Thread): 'Brilliant!'
Alex Niggemann (Poker Flat): 'Original is pretty quality pop-music. Really like it.'
Marco Resmann (Upon You): 'Great Terranova remixes!'
Alland Byallo (Liebe*Detail): 'Nice music. Feelin' the dub.'
Michael Reinboth (Compost): Interesting, good. Maybe a grower. Will play Terranova and Mark E mix.'