- Superimposed EP
Gruuv | 27.04.20.15
We certainly dont like to be biased here at Upfrontbeats, but Audiojack’s Gruuv imprint just keep on delivering the good. Next up its the turn of Spirit Catcher featuring a collaboration with Raxon and remixes from label-heads Audiojack, and Kindimmer.
The ‘Superimposed EP’ drops late April, with the Belgian duo Jean Vanesse and Thomas Sohet aka Spirit Catcher at the helm. The duo have been in the game for well over a decade now, delivering the goods on labels such as Silver Network, 2020Vision, Petz Recordings, Systematic and Noir Music.
Bringing the new age of electronic sounds to the mid noughties, Spirit Catcher have well and truly stood the test of time. Around about the time when they were inspiring artists such as Audiojack, and paved the wave for the future sound. 10 years later and the guys send over to Gruuv HQ.
Audiojack had this to say – “on listening to Superimpose, we immediately felt all of the original charm and nostalgia of that early work. When we first played it out it was an instant hit on the dance floor, and because it sits so comfortably alongside lots of different styles of music, we’ve played it in almost every set for a year. We’re very pleased to finally be able to release it along with their collaboration with Raxon, Remember To Forget and remixes from ourselves and current taste makers Borrowed Identity and Kindimmer.”
The guys original of “Superimposed” opens up the EP, with this old school electronic dark disco record, when that first kick drum kicks in, its paves thew way for this thumping groovy record. Synth hooks, sweeping atmospherics and funk-infused bass lick induce the track to a peak time jam
Audiojack strip the record back to a more reduced state with their interpretation, offering a raw take on things with gritty drums and meandering bass hooks driving the composition. Ostgut Ton’s Borrowed Identity delivers a striking remix to follow led by organic beats, dreamy pad melodies and metallic stab sequences.
On the latter half of the release Spirit Catcher teams up with Dubai’s Raxon for ‘Remember To Forget’, which sees the pair deliver a contemporary slice of electronica with elongated bass drones, ethereal strings and modulating synth blips across its seven minute duration. Kindimmer’s ‘Memory Remix’ then rounds things off taking ‘Remember To Forget’ into brooding and minimalistic realms with murky atmospheres, stuttering bass and sparse low-slung percussion.
- Spirit Catcher - Superimposed
- Spirit Catcher - Superimposed (Audiojack Remix)
- Spirit Catcher - Superimposed (Borrowed Identity Remix)
- Spirit Catcher & Raxon - Remember To Forger
- Spirit Catcher & Raxon - Remember To Forget (Kindimmer’s Memory Remix)