In hot anticipation of Kasper Bjørke’s fourth solo-longplayer, hafendisko presents the remix package for ‘Rush’, the first song taken off the new album.
A Kasper Bjørke single release wouldn’t be the same without a string of superb remixes – a trait he managed to keep up over his countless releases on numerous labels. Here, ‘Rush’ is treated to some outstanding reworks by:
Abstraxion aka Harold Boué, a young French producer based in London and Marseille is known especially for his stellar debut album Breaking Lights, signed to Nicolas Jaars label Other People.
Abstraxion provides a mid-paced burner that adds arpeggiated synths and chops up the vocals to wonderful effect – maintaining that sense of melancholy from the original, but priming the track for more discerning dance-floor action. The dub takes things a notch deeper.
Copenhagen’s rising star Brynjolfur provides a high energy killer take, thickening up the bottom end and developing the groove into a chug that references Kraftwerk and Donna Summer in a perfectly crafted pop context.
Philadelphia freaks Pink Skull’s version of ‘Rush’ opts for a more acidic and spaced out direction in line with the trio’s narcotic electronic vibe. The full remix allows the vocals to float airlessly above the squelches and bumps - a supremely effective piece of outsider house music, complemented by the even-spacier dub.