- Lilting electronic pop reminiscent of the Berlin Wohnzimmer-scene of the late '90s gets a contemporary update on a new single from Uma, a Berlin-based husband-and-wife duo. "Wild at Heart," originally released on Uma's Drop Your Soul EP, arranges singer Ella Zwietnig's harmonies in a round-like formation over bare-bones drum machine and synthesizer. It's as reassuring as a children's lullaby.
The Drifter, an Irish producer based in Berlin, avails himself of the duo's floaty sonics to create a deep techno remix that feels just as buoyant; I'm reminded of the way that Dial Records' Lawrence put a crisp, electronic spin on similar indie-pop releases from Monika Enterprise around the turn of the millennium. Doc Daneeka's "Dream Machine Mix" is the EP's clear standout: Making the most of the original's hazy vocals, he toughens up the tune with a percussive UK house groove and detuned organ stabs. The results are deep, slightly dubby and as dreamy as the title promises.
01. Wild at Heart
02. Wild at Heart (Doc Daneeka's Dream Machine Mix)
03. Wild at Heart (The Drifter Remix)