Stockholm's finest export Skudge are kicking off 2012 by posting previews to instalment five of the Skudge remix series. Techno heavyweight Cosmin TRG and godfather of the UK underground, Boddika, rework the 2011 releases 'Ursa Major' and 'Below' respectively.
Cosmin TRG expertly fits the sinister synth melody from 'Ursa Major' into a well constructed techno track. The moment the melody appears the track really steps up a level, unfortunately it only features once for a brief 30 seconds, would have loved to hear more of it.
Ursa Major (Cosmin TRG Remix) - Skudge [forthcoming Skudge Records]
Boddika puts his own indelible stamp on 'Below' with a characteristically acid laced bassline. Well timed use of the original vocal sample produces a hair raising breakdown, allowing for a climatic build up to a perfectly subdued drop. Both tracks will undoubtedly have dance floors pulsating over the coming months.
Below (Boddika Acid Refix) - Skudge [forthcoming Skudge Records]
Unfortunately for the turntable-less amongst us the Skudge remix series is a strictly analogue affair. No release date as of yet so be sure to keep a close eye on their Facebook page for information on the upcoming release as well as tour dates.