Sweden’s DJ export over the past decade may be closely associated with big beats and infectious synth lines, but Arvika-born Karl Johan shows little to no signs of letting go of his fairly versatile tech style in this newly released remix of ‘Indecent Exposure.’
Taking a respectful approach to Christian Smith’s 2009 original, Karl Johan choose not to rival with the sound of Smith’s original but builds instead a far smoother production seemingly influenced by the three year old track. How ever timeless ‘Indecent Exposure’ may seem, Karl Johan’s soulful concoction of subtle keys, crisp percussions and deep, energetic beats proved not only the winning formula in Beatport’s recent remix contest but frankly a slight improvement of a track that yet today remains one of Christian Smith’s more unforgettable discography additions.
Where the post Miami blues can too often beckon a lull in enigmatic releases, 2000 & One’s 100% Pure imprint evidently didn’t catch that mindset. Fresh off the mark from Tube & Berger’s ‘Soulgood’, Sweden-born Tech House producer Christian Smith bottles the underground edge of America’s House music capital with ‘NYC’. Where the EPs title track deals in succinct rises of haunting melodics and deep intertwining grooves, B-side ‘Sujinho’ musters an aptly strong concoction of strong chord play and exotic rhythmic play that makes for a hypnotic instalment of Tech House triumph. Proving miles ahead of the game as far as creativity is concerned, this is a standout performance from one of Sweden’s more forward-thinking assets to date.
0:00 – NYC
1:30 – NYC (Doomwork Remix)
2:45 – Sujinho
Words by Dan Carter
Ridney has had a great year releasing highly supported tracks such as Forever and At Night. He now catches up with the crowd once again re-releasing his amazing craft named Arrivals through Angello’s precious imprint Size Records along with a remix called ‘The Size Remix’ which is originally made by Christian Smith, check it out and don’t forget to grab yourself a copy!