Matador’s ‘The Enemy’ receives remixes from Julian Jeweil & Hot Since 82
Matador commenced 2016 with a key milestone: the launch of his own label, Rukus. Honing his sound through years spent working with Richie Hawtin, he presented his devoted fanbase with a cunning debut single “The Enemy” with vocal assistance by Felix Da Housecat. The cut was later featured on his first artist album Ructions, which marked yet another important achievement for the producer.
Just as it was the first release on Rukus, “The Enemy” now finds itself the first track to receive remix treatment. Matador selected a pair of artists suited for the task, beginning with Hot Since 82. While the British producer found initial fame in the deep house realm, his venture into the murky shades of the underground has proven a natural area of expertise. He takes the clip into a tech house direction with lightened percussion and played up vocals whose catchy rhythms spark an urge to move to it.
Julian Jeweil weighs down “The Enemy” in an intriguing manner, seamlessly fusing his signature industrial and heavy bass lines into Matador’s more futuristic soundscape. While the original version feels spacey in nature, the gravity of the Octopus regular’s interpretation draws the listener’s head back down to the ground. Colorful bursts of synths take on an ominous feel in their new canvas, adding to the shadowy re-work’s overall effect. Both versions will see a release on Rukus on June 13.