Following on from the success of Jorkes's Sweet Dream EP on the influential Live At Robert Johnson label, a wealth of innovative electronic talents all serve up their own remixes of it including Paris Böhm, Alinka, ROTCIV, Hard Ton and more.
German-born but Austria-based Jorkes runs the Freeride Millenium label with her muse, lover and partner Daniel Rajcsanyi aka ParisBöhm. Her provocative work centralises gender, queer and egalitarian attitudes and her Sweet Dreams EP showed the many different sides of her sound.
It is Radio8000 and Romantica club resident ParisBöhm who offers a first remix of 'CDEvaLo'. It's slow and sensuous, with intimate spoken word vocals and lithe synths while the bubbling melodies add colour. Next up is Ukraine-born but Berlin-based Alinka, whose hard hitting sounds have come on the likes of Rekids and Crosstown. Her version of 'Sweet Dreams' is uplifting uplifting and glossy with busy arps rising up over prickly drums. Acid gurgles add extra texture to this classy floor filler. Freeride Millenium associates Snecker aka Panorama Bar resident DJ nd_baumecker and musician, singer, songwriter, producer, performer DJ Snax tackle the same track. In their hands it becomes a steamy house cut with floating synth motifs and crisp claps over a tantalising beat that never stops building.
ROTCIV is another Freeride Millenium artist who has a cultured and colourful sound built on alternating arpeggios, automated synth melodies and weird vocals. His remix of 'You Will Be Mine' is a zoned out vocal disco chugger with a rugged bassline. The cosmic rays up top and silky arps help the whole track take off. Italian duo and accomplished disco queens Hard Ton are all about hi-nrg beats and screaming acid bass whenever they release on Freeride Millenium or the likes of Toy Tonics. They remix 'You Will Be Mine' in typically high impact fashion as crashing hits and drums pump the party underneath astral synths and libidinous vocals. Experimental Berlin art trio New Hook then step up to rework 'Robot Lover' into something beautifully atmospheric and melancholic with thoughtful chords over nu-disco grooves. This package is completed with a final fantastic ???? Remix of 'CDEvaLo' that adds yet another perspective.
All bases are covered in head turning fashion on this vital remix EP.