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Having been inaugurated into Pete Tong’s ‘15 Minutes of Fame’ with an array of his signature chainsaw madness, Fadil El Ghoul has shown little signs of slowing down his game for 2012. But in the pursuit of those somewhat purer Progressive House qualities, fans will not be dismayed by the Dutch maestro’s approach to Labrinth’s ‘Last Time’. Having already laid down respectable offerings for Lady GaGa and Sander Van Doorn,R3hab’s clear cut synth line and enigmatic energy make for a fresh and clean approach to his usual gritty Electro House stylings. Compare to that of Knife Party’s heavier and equally more predictable remix outing, this is a nod towards the new and unchartered territories we saw in R3hab’s remix of Adrian Lux’s ‘Fire’. That being said, it is not an avenue that is set to throw the world from a truly diverse player on the Dutch House front.

Labrinth – Last Time (R3hab Remix) [Sony Music] – Amazon Link

Words by Dan Carter

Where such popular British assets as Hackney’s own Labrinth may have proven somewhat uninspiring to those of a more cub headed persuasion, Pendulum side project turned unsuspecting chart sneakers Knife Party have given their legacy amid Drum & Bass a successful extension to the realms of gritty Electro House for the masses. Landing their hands on Labrinth’s latest single ‘Last Time’ ahead of the release of highly anticipated studio album ‘Electronic Earth’, his somewhat bland attempts to infuse the realms of urban music with an essential club minded injection are resurrected by a duo who certainly know a thing or two about hands in the air moments.

Building momentum with a rising swirl of low-end melodics as a backdrop to Labrinth’s vocal work, the duo launch into a screeching onslaught of melodically tuned synth play and grinding mechanical beats to muster a surprisingly impressive remodel of a song that would otherwise have passed over the heads of Knife Party’s increasingly loyal multitude of fans. With enough persuasive energy to suggest that this was an ultimately better musical route than the original, Knife Party evidently know the hype they have come to represent and with quality remodels like this on the cards, their crossing to the ‘dark side’ is not as offensive as it first sounds.

Labrinth – Last Time (Knife Party Remix) [Sony Music] – iTunes Link

Words by Dan Carter

Having been inaugurated into Pete Tong’s ‘15 Minutes of Fame’ with an array of his signature chainsaw madness, Fadil El Ghoul has shown little signs of slowing down his game for 2012. But in the pursuit of those somewhat purer Progressive House qualities, fans will not be dismayed by the Dutch maestro’s approach to Labrinth’s ‘Last Time’. Having already laid down respectable offerings for Lady GaGa and Sander Van Doorn, R3hab’s clear cut synth line and enigmatic energy make for a fresh and clean approach to his usual gritty Electro House stylings. Compare to that of Knife Party’s heavier and equally more predictable remix outing, this is a nod towards the new and unchartered territories we saw in R3hab’s remix of Adrian Lux’s ‘Fire’. That being said, it is not an avenue that is set to throw the world from a truly diverse player on the Dutch House front.

Labrinth – Last Time (R3hab Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

Where such popular British assets as Hackney’s own Labrinth may have proven somewhat uninspiring to those of a more cub headed persuasion, Pendulum side project turned unsuspecting chart sneakers Knife Party have given their legacy amid Drum & Bass a successful extension to the realms of gritty Electro House for the masses. Landing their hands on Labrinth’s latest single ‘Last Time’ ahead of the release of highly anticipated studio album ‘Electronic Earth’, his somewhat bland attempts to infuse the realms of urban music with an essential club minded injection are resurrected by a duo who certainly know a thing or two about hands in the air moments.

Building momentum with a rising swirl of low-end melodics as a backdrop to Labrinth’s vocal work, the duo launch into a screeching onslaught of melodically tuned synth play and grinding mechanical beats to muster a surprisingly impressive remodel of a song that would otherwise have passed over the heads of Knife Party’s increasingly loyal multitude of fans. With enough persuasive energy to suggest that this was an ultimately better musical route than the original, Knife Party evidently know the hype they have come to represent and with quality remodels like this on the cards, their crossing to the ‘dark side’ is not as offensive as it first sounds.

The Knife Party remix of ‘Last Time’ is released March 11th via Sony Music.

Words by Dan Carter

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