Recently quite a few labels and artists have been adopting a vinyl only approach, and while thats never really good for the bank balance it does ensure an air of exclusivity, which any DJ will tell you is a good thing. Back when we started DJing in the early 2000’s things were still very much vinyl only, and there was no greater pleasure than spinning something exclusive and having people ask what it is you’re playing. Personally we believe more labels pushing underground sounds should adopt this approach as it will help breath life into overly stale dancefloors, all too often you get the feeling the DJs on show are all drawing from the same pool of records, a little more exclusivity via limited vinyl will help pump up the energy and inspire future generations.
Tensnake has been a little quiet of late, however as if often the case with truly talented producers it is usually worth the wait. The original is a low slung heart felt slice of chill out, Coma Cat this is not, almost R&B in flavour, but don’t let that put you off as we can see this getting some heavy spins beach side. As good as the A is its all about Mano Le Tough’s remix, Mano takes the original ups the tempo slightly, he does away with the R&B flavour and uses the more soaring uplifting element of the vocal whilst layering swaths of moody pads and a haunting piano riff. Imagine Radiohead getting remixed by Maya Jane Coles and you’ll have a good idea of what to expect. Highly recommended.
Tensnake – 58 BPM is out now, but on very limited vinyl, we suggest you hurry, we’ve got ours.