2018 Jun 19     
2 Bit Thugs

The German pop-dance producer's original gets disco and hip-hop makeovers

With Wankelmut’s original mix already out there and doing damage we focus on the the remixes of this track by Kryder and Nhan Solo, which are primed to cause even more dancefloor devastation.

First up is a rework by Kryder, who's fresh from recent remixes of Clean Bandit and Robin Schulz and recently collaborated on a track with Erick Morillo. His remix is a real crowd-pleaser that starts with the full vocal and bassline. After a snare roll, he adds a kick, hi-hat and snare, and then some bongos and funky guitar licks that give it a modern disco feel, which is further built upon with violin stabs and orchestral string fills. It's a new take on the disco sound of old but somehow feels authentic as it's so well produced. Next up is the Nhan Solo mix, which is in a hip-hop style. Here the track is pitched down, with a piano intro and a pitched-up vocal, and it's all about the snare pattern. This rub also features a rap, bass tones and smooth strings.

Both mixes have a commercial edge but for me the the Kryder Remix is the clear winner for its nu-disco feel, with Chic-sounding guitar licks and Philly-style string fills. If you're a fan of Wankelmut but fancy a different approach to his sound, this remix package is well worth a listen. 

Words: Danny Slade

Release date: 15 June



Review Score: 7




Tags: Wankelmut, Alexander Tidebrink, ModernSoul Music, Kryder, Nhan Solo