keinemusik


Here we go with the third instalment of “You Are Safe”-revisions, new takes on the material of Keinemusik’s first collabo-album of that very name, handled by artists that we appreciate a lot. Following up works by DJ Tennis, Frankey & Sandrino and Black Coffee, it is Solomun and Gerd Janson handing in remixes this time. Two names that we assume need no further introduction.

Solomun is going for “You Are Safe”, once the beatless intro of the eponymous album, now an impelling and distinctive peaktime weapon that arrives quite unexpectedly with a broken, Electro-ish prelude while the original’s soundscape slowly unfolds. But don’t start the robot dance just yet, a pumping 4/4 beat architecture is right around the corner, also introducing the signature vocal theme. Check out the very crunchy sounding pre-break, the emphasis on staccato percussion and the addition of various flashy synths throughout the track, escalating within the last third of this mighty floor shaker.

Next in line is Gerd Janson’s take on “Lover”, already a much beloved piece on the album, done in liaison with Jennifer Touch, but a bit too short to properly place it into a DJ set. That won’t be a problem anymore, as Janson delivers a Disco-tinged extension of the tune, including an organic, punchy drum arrangement, frequently heating up into snare drum frenzy and boosting drumrolls. Still you’ll find most of the elements that turned the song into an 80ies affirming affair in the first place, the signature bass line and Jennifer’s synth contributions and unmistakable voice. Put this on and the disco ball will start turning immediately…