Boris Dlugosch released his brand new single “Knalldrang” on the q.t. on Hamburg based Poker Flat Recordings. And do I really have to praise and describe the tracks by the use of some “promotional words”? NO! Because you just should hit the play button and it speaks for itself! The EP dropped yesterday together with remixes by In Flagranti, The Sneekers, Show-B and Nico Lahs. The originals and The Sneekers version get my full buy-recommendation so be sure to grab your favourite at any of the links below.
Poker Flat Recordings explode back on to the scene with yet another essential release – this time it’s the turn of house music legend Boris Dlugosch and his wonderfully titled EP – ‘Knalldrang’. Sure to be welded to the turntables of the top tastemakers and party starters, the re- lease kicks off with the speaker-troubling sounds of the enormous lead track. Boris’s vast expe- rience behind the decks and the mixing board shine though – this is the man who’s releases with Mousse T in the 90s – as well as his much in demand remix work for the likes of Moloko – shaped the scene we know and love today. ‘Knalldrang’ is an insistent, acid-bubbling, floor- slayer of the highest order – this one will set fire to your sets. ‘Sweet Talk’ keeps up the pressure, cut up vocal layers, insanely funky drums, and a vibe that pays respectful homage to the 90s. Rounding off the release is Show-B’s remix of ‘Knalldrang’ – a straight up deep and dirty groo- ver with a filthy snare designed to work the floor to the max.
Check out the digital release and there are three more outstanding mixes of Knalldrang to sink your teeth into. In Flagranti take it back to the old school with an arpeggiated bass and firing 808 samples, while The Sneekers edge up the BPM with a twisted, thrilling version. Finally Nico Lahs drops some of his trademark skills to tweak Knalldrang into deeper, late night waters.