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"Wonky Bassline Disco Banger (Remixes)"

Label: Classic Music Company

2016 Dec 11     
2 Bit Thugs

KiNK and Leopard Luke take care of remix duties

First out on his own revitalised Bergerac label back in March, Wonky Bassline Disco Banger has been without a doubt one of 2016's bigger tunes, and now Classic Music Company have snapped it up for this remix twelve.

KiNK does the honours first, largely eschewing the original's disco lilt and going straight for the peaktime jugular by bringing that titular 'wonky bassline' firmly front and centre and marrying it to equally wonked-out beats and some trippy, music box-like synth scribbles. Leopard Eats Luke, on the other hand, heads in a different direction: here, it's the original's Sneak-y disco passages that form the backbone of the remix, with the 'wonky bassline' making an appearance only as a mid-section breakdown.

Two quite different takes, then, and if forced to pick a favourite then Leopard Eats Luke just nudges it for me personally. But with each highlighting a different facet of the original's charm, together they should help ensure Wonky Bassline Disco Banger's dancefloor life extends well into 2017.

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 9 December (vinyl) / 13 January (digital)



Review Score: 8




Tags: Red Rack'em, Classic Music, Company, Leopard Eats Luke, KiNK