- It's a pleasure to see Talaboman, John Talabot's collaboration with Axel Boman, get its first proper release, not least because it'll hopefully pave the way for plenty more from them soon. “Sideral” first appeared on Talabot's DJ-Kicks last year. A tribute to the late, great Barcelona DJ Aleix “Sideral” Vergés, it overlays a genial, chugging bassline with swelling atmospheric touches and a gently squalling key pattern. Not heard on the DJ-Kicks mix were the track's last couple of minutes, which include a lovely, quasi-ambient interlude that feels like a coda until that bassline sweeps it away again.
On his extended remix, Cologne-based Englishman Matt Karmil retains the original's primary ingredients but confers a more linear, floor-ready feel with pretty, flickering background arps. The excellent package finishes with Talabot and Boman's own “BCN Version,” which foregrounds clip-clopping percussion and adds a rumbling breakdown. Otherwise, the mix sticks close to the subtly funky, consummately realised original.
02. Sideral (Matt Karmil Remix)