Monkey Safari – Cranes (Kölsch Remix)
The road to Kölsch’s second artist album has been one of subtle reminders that even dance music’s left-of-field deserves a little artistic recasting. 2014 saw him take the pop out of Coldplay, debut on the Balance mix series and drop an Essential Mix worth swooning over, but the New Year is already beckoning big moves from Copenhagen’s reformed melodic techno heavyweight. Repaying remix duties from Germany’s Monkey Safari this month, Rune Rielly Kölsch ushers yet another promising sign of life from his refocused musical output. At just over ten minutes long, this particular remix of “Cranes” is not for the easily distracted, but yields a rewarding summer-tinted take on the powerful composure this European heavyweight has minted as his own. Kölsch is fast becoming the master of melodic intervention to the underground market and the bar is set considerably high for his highly anticipated second LP.