AVOTRE label boss Santé released his highly anticipated Current II album at the beginning of the year and is now following up with two remix EPs featuring a host of talented producers.
The imaginative 5-track EP features re-works from the likes of Luca Donzelli, Dimmish, J&J, Ariel Rodz & Bodeler, and Frank Storm, and perfectly displays both the versatility of the remix artists as well as the great subject material they’ve worked with. These fresh Avotre additions will no doubt become staples in the years to come as the label re-asserts its tastemaker status.
Today, we premiere Luca Donzelli’s contribution of “Blink” by Santé fro the remix package.
Arriving just a month after the first medley of tasteful re-works, this 5-track ‘EP2’ is a progression of eclectic adaptations that continue Avotre’s rich vein of form. With a myriad of producers on offer, each stamps their unique imprint on the cuts. First to step up for remix duty is New York outfit Jean Pierre & Jesse Calosso with their minimalist and brooding edit of ‘Lost Souls’. Italian native Dimmish lands a textured and percussive feel with his take on ‘Trust Issues’ whilst Frank Storm strips back Santé’s ‘Dirty Hands’ synth, spotlighting its funk-flushed bass line.
Others expand on their original counterpart, such as Luca Donzelli’s 7-minute spin on ‘Blink’, which harnesses the cut’s core section, renewing it with deep- tech components and ambient analog synths. Bodeler & Ariel Rodz close out the EP with an experimental take on Santé’s Matthias Kaden-assisted ‘Let’s Make It’, flaunting crisp percussion and erratic digital stabs.
Santé’s innate affinity to evolve and innovate has seen the label head turn his hand to film, television and advert scoring to supplement his pioneering productions. Inevitably, these new remixes will join Avotre’s extensive repertoire as the label’s discography now only grows to hold more future classics.
1. Lost Souls feat. Stickle (J&J Remix)
2. Trust Issues (Dimmish Remix)
3. Blink (Luca Donzelli Remix)
4. Dirty Hands (Frank Storm Remix)
5. Let’s Make It (Ariel Rodz & Bodeler Remix)