Jonas Rathsman – Complex ft. Josef Salvat (Serge Devant Remix)
When Jonas Rathsman unveiled “Complex” late last month, it was to immediate buzz. The shadowy producer is known for his detours through the murky depths of tech house, but “Complex” was more despondent than most of his recent output. Upon release, Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels branded the track “an introvert’s primal scream where complex urges and emotions are vented.” Indeed.
Serge Devant’s clever remix is a deep house take with vaguely Balearic samples and a gut-quivering bassline that together evoke a moment on the island when strange vibes began to take hold, like the hot winds of an impending storm. Devant’s mix doubles down on those swirling urges and carefully subverts them, eschewing any real release and stretching the song’s tension to the track’s heated end.