SNOG – Real Estate Man ([K]racktroni[k])

SNOG - Real Estate Man

SNOG - Real Estate Man

The 6th official release on the Birmingham based [k]racktroni[k] imprint sees Volum, SAEFF, Australian duo Ubin and label co-owner Sir Real reworking a track from David Thrussell’s Snog project…

It kicks off with the “original Ubin remix [edit]” an energetic electro pop number with a funk driven slapped-bass line and an arpegiated vocal hook that’ll stay in your head for days. An intricately crafted break down punctuates the track before taking you to the finale.

The Volum remix is a slightly darker affair. Heavy on the re-edits, a glitched up IDM electro track with a brooding filtered bassline and the vocal sample barely recognisable from the original.

Sir Real’s “Persuasive Techniques Remix” starts with a theatrical build up, then drops nicely into an electro break with filtered slap bass sounds and digital stabs aplenty. The treatment to the slap bass gives it squelchy aquatic feel while still retaining the funk of the original before being backed up by a chunky 4 bar bass line. The vocal line has also had the treatment with the edits and I reckon this track will be causing some damage over variety of dance floors due to the variety of it’s elements…

The Super Awesome Electro Friends Forever version is similar in approach to the Volum mix. Slickly produced (as you’d expect with something that Justin Maxwell has a hand in) the track starts with an off kilter electro beat, which later develops into twisted 2-step, with subtly unnerving pads to produce an anxious an claustrophobic atmosphere possibly akin to being stuck in the lift at the Black Lodge.

Overall a solid and versatile EP with 4 surprisingly unique tracks for a “remix EP”.


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12 May 2005

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