Mihalis Safras – Need You (Original Mix + Remixes)
Once thought to be Greece’s techno philosopher, Mihalis Safras has let the music do all the talking for 2013. As the man behind the Material series and a recent compilation smith for Toolroom Records, the celebrated vinyl junkie rejoins Skint Records for his latest offering “Need You.” With all eyes on the groove and sparing vocal samples in motion, this punchy tech house anthem places Safras back with loud and proud stamina in the name of modern house music. Wally Lopez deals in dark tribalistic techno for his own remix offering, leaving Thomas Schaffer to dig deep with a cut reminiscent of a time before scratchy electro hallmarks came without the promise of a big old drop. Together, the package symbolizes not only why we still need Safras’s musical ponderings in the underground sound scope, but just how pivotal the preservation of Skint remains to the digital market and its house-savvy consumers.