With Moon Harbour boss Matthias Tanzmann’s latest and greatest album Momentum still making an impact on global dance floors, his label now looks to remix some key tracks from it. Getting the nod on the first of two such packages is returning favourite Andrea Oliva, plus new school stars Andhim and the legendary figures that are Josh Wink and Jesse Rose.
Swiss tech house titan Andrea Oliva has been kicking out the jams on labels like Relief, Moon Harbour and Rejected for years. He opens things here with a turbocharged, bass-driven take on ‘Shake Shake’ that is mischievous and filled with ever more tension. When it finally gets released the ‘floor is sure to explode as the drums kick once more. Ovum boss Josh Wink is a pillar of the global dance community who always comes correct, and he does so once again here with a heartwarming take on ‘Laika’ that marries incendiary hi-hats with deep house drums and cosmic synth stabs. Running through it all are some classic acid sounds for that full-on Wink effect.
By now Andhim are one of the most established modern tech house acts thanks to their inventive beats on labels like Get Physical. Their version of ‘Coffee Clouds’ is wonderful bleepy and melodic, with rain-like keys and globular synthesised sounds all layered over jumbled drums. It feels tribal and colourful, organic yet trippy. Last of all is the Jesse Rose, who for many years has been an ever-evolving producer, boss of Pay It Down and Made To Play, master of myriad club styles and king of the quirky groove. But, after one final album that is due soon, he will leave it all behind and head off into retirement. Before that, he comes correct on his wonky version of ‘Rybu’ with its low slung drums, curious vocals, neon chord stabs and playful and fun sense of groove all popping out of the speakers.
All four cuts here really pack a punch and prove that Moon Harbour exactly have their finger on the pulse when it comes to fine remix talents.
Supported by: Marco Carola, Tensnake, Ralf Kollmann, Nicole Moudaber, Ninetoes, Gel Abril, Massimo DaCosta, Adrian Flavour, Daniel Stefanik, Daniel Dreier, Sascha Koesch, Re.You, Lewftwink & Kody, Reboot, Jamie Jones, UNER, Riva Starr, Maximiljan, Karotte, Roger Sanchez, Hector Couto, Matthias Meyer, Emanuel Satie, Robbie Akbal, Jose Maria Ramon, Michel De Hey, Sasha, Adam Port, Paul C. Paul Ritch, Paco Osuna, Joseph Capriati, Dubfire, Peter Kruder, Anja Schneider, Super Flu, youANDme, MEAT, Cusceballos, Paolo Martini, ONNO, Mark Knight, Sven Tasnadi, Sidney Charles