“Thieving of Well Remixes Part 1” just hit the stores (with stellar remixes by Paula Temple (R&S Records) and Strip Steve), Boysnoize Records is presenting you a bass-heavy second part including remixes by Kabuki and Kodiak.
When I heard “Redline” for the first time, I immediately knew how to remix it in a way that would be relevant in bass music circles while keeping the essence of the song intact. The resulting 160 BPM post jungle workout is remarkably close to my original vision, which is something that happens only very rarely. Fortune favors the bold! (Kabuki)
Kabuki is one of the elder statesmen of Continental European Drum & Bass. He has been living and working in Frankfurt and Tokyo, releasing on labels like Reinforced, Sonar Kollektiv or V Recordings. He released three albums, the last being his ode to 90s downtempo hip-hop called „Meditations“ (When Spirits Meet, 2014). He still spins regularly, incorporating new influences from Juke or Footwork, combining them with classic Jungle and D&B. In his remix for KNOX, he incorporated the current halfstep and dancehall influences in the bass music world.
Details about London-based duo Kodiak lies somewhere beyond, however, rumour has it that they can be found working behind the counter of one of London’s most famous record shops. Their debut release “Spreo Superbus“ was released on illustrious Glasgow’s record label Numbers and later in 2013 the „Dragon Drop“ EP via DJ Haus‘ Hot Haus Recs imprint.
Kodiak heard pop/rave potential in ‘Redline’. They mixed Bomb Squad breaks and Prodigy synths to produce shamelessly nostalgic slice of UK hardcore in the vein of Reinforced, Moving Shadow and Production House. With the remix for KNOX Mark Jonathan Rutherford and Jamie Kingett brings us Drum & Bass golden era nostalgia and reminds us that this UK elder electronic music style is still alive.
1. Redline (Kabuki’s Running It Red Mix) 2. Redline (Kodiak Remix)
March 9, 2015