2017 Apr 07     
2 Bit Thugs

These new remixes of Hardsoul's latest single come from Tom Bull, Blaise and GAWP

Hardsoul have been around since the mid-90s, fronted by Dutch house don Roog, and have been releasing their own funk- and Latin-influenced tracks ever since. Weightless comes in an original Club Mix, which dropped a week or two ago, and a set of remixes which is what we're looking at today.

First up is the Tom Bull Mix, which is a full vocal mix with the voice put through many effects and pitch alterations so it sounds both male and female, even though it is all the work of Raphaella (who's done a fine job, by the way). There are added bleeps, and it has a contemporary bassline feel that works rather well. Next is the Blaise Remix, which leaves the vocal mostly clean and chops it up in places, and throws down a nice backbeat with a punchy electro bass, snare rolls, swooshing sounds and bleepy risers. And then finally you have the GAWP Remix, which deconstructs the track completely and turns it into a tech-house cut with just vocal snippets, a booming bass sound, metallic percussion and a strung-out feel that's both futuristic and fun. It sounds the least like the original, and although the original is good, this trounces it completely. For me, anyway!

If you didn’t already know, Get Twisted is Tough Love’s record label and since its 2012 inception it has gone from strength to strength with releases from artists new and old. This release is a fine example of the label's forward-thinking and I suspect they will go on to even bigger and better things in the future.

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: Out now



Review Score: 8




Tags: Hardsoul, Raphaella, Get Twisted, Roog, Blaise, GAWP, Tom Bull, house