Motor City Drum Ensemble - L.O.V.E. Remixes

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  • With Motor City Drum Ensemble's recent DJ-Kicks mix receiving plenty of praise for its varied tracklist, it makes sense that !K7 would choose a similarly varied group to remix Danilo Plessow's exclusive production for the compilation. Kyle Hall starts proceedings with a slow burner. Swells and distant vocals build tension while 16th note white noise hats chug along until the track climaxes with some signature KMFH synth jamming. While Plessow used soulful vocals to add emotion to the original track, the vehemence in which Hall's licks are played has a similar, if not more powerful effect. To call Wolfgang Voigt's version a remix would be unfair to Hall and Smallpeople; he strips the original back to its basic groove and edits it from then onwards. Elements of the original are chopped up and effected to add Voigt's personal touch—a panned bass here, a piano stab there—but think of this more as "L.O.V.E." (Dub Mix) and it makes much more sense. In the same vein, to call Smallpeople's version a remix would be unfair to MCDE. The majority of this effort is new content. That's no bad thing: Classic house piano chords, skippy hats and that bassline all combine to make a stellar effort.
  • Tracklist
      A L.O.V.E. (Kyle Hall Remix) B1 L.O.V.E. (Wolfgang Voigt Remix) B2 L.O.V.E. (Smallpeople Remix)