After the success of his ‘This Is Acid’ single earlier in 2021, Lorenzo de Blanck is back for more house brilliance with ‘Okay’ while Ben Kims steps up with a fine remix.
The Italian is a Moon Harbour regular who knows how to make his tracks really pop. He is a busy DJ who runs his own intimate underground party Simple back home but is just as used to sweating it out in the Sankeys Basement or playing Privilege Ibiza. The vinyl obsessive has also served up his sounds on Hottrax and Saved Records and is now back with more high-grade house.
‘Okay’ teases and pleases as it unfolds. There are playful drum loops to get you moving, arps that twinkle like stars and rugged chord vamps that help hammer home the groove. It’s a big track with a big heart but also plenty of subtle details that make it all the more essential: the wiggly acid lines, smart vocal stabs and a well-crafted drop are all icing on a delicious cake.
The remix comes from Ben Kim who is riding high off the back of his remix of rock classic ‘Somebody to Love,’ which was an instant Beatport number one on REALM Records. He is an Italian who is a core part of the new school with fresh grooves and a wide array of influences. His version is stripped right back to a super tight drum and kick combo that makes you move. The brisling percussion and turbocharged bassline add extra drive and futuristic synths that make this a real head-down classic.
This is another underground anthem in the making from Lorenzo de Blanck.