So here it is, the fourth and final chapter of “You Are Safe”-remixes. “You Are Safe” as in Keinemusik’s first collabo album, providing the source material that went through various well-versed hands so far. We’ve seen people like DJ Tennis, Frankey & Sandrino, Black Coffee, Solomun and Gerd Janson re-modelling those tunes and now it’s up to Honey Dijon, Johannes Albert and No Work All Play to top things off.
Undisputed queen of House Music, Honey Dijon, picked “Operator” – originally a rather twisted and awkwardly sounding tune. Honey is straightening things out, shaping it into a heavily grooving tool, implementing ad-libs, dry snares and a percussive layout that breathes a tribal tinge into this floor heating cut.
Next up is Johannes Albert – close friend of the Keinemusik-personnel and without a doubt one of the most versatile and savvy producers, the Berlin scene has to offer these days. Johannes inherits the already emotionally laden “Guilt Trip” and extends the emotive trip while arranging it into an elegant warm-up-affair. Strong bass-synths, wistful pads and an overall ruminant vibe make the main ingredients of this floor-meditation that lingers in introspection before it steps up a notch within the last third.
Closing things off is No Work All Play, a project that Keinemusik’s own Reznik just launched with old friend and affiliate Good Guy Mikesh. Their interpretation of “Bumper feat. Nomi Ruiz” strips off all the originals R’n’B-leanings and introduces an indeed bumping, Acid driven, synth laden and straightforward House-revision that should appeal to everyone who can appreciate a dose of old school flavour.