DA Premiere: Steve Bug – What’s Happened (Rod Remix)
Few clubs in the world have made the successful crossover from nightlife hot spots to respected labels — legendary Parisian institution Rex Club most certainly being one of them. Riding high off stellar recent releases from Rex Club residents D’Julz and Phil Weeks, plus an outstanding EP from Fred P, Rex Club has tapped seminal techno innovator and Poker Flat boss Steve Bug for its next release. Ever the forward thinker, Bug’s Rexology EP blurs the lines between house, techno, dub, and acid with effortless style and grace, featuring two sublime tracks that sit comfortably between club weapon and home listening.
Also included in the EP are two dark and savory remixes from ROD, who ups the ante on “What’s Happened” with a quicker tempo and added urgency that stylishly catapult the original track into moody peak-time territory. Adding more punch to the kicks and a darker synth texture to the skeletal repeating vocal sample, ROD delivers a sure-fire club weapon that immediately catches the listener’s ear. Progressing with arpeggiating keys that envelop the heady groove, this rework will undoubtedly escalate any room’s energy with a swathe of genre-bounding sonics.
Rexology is released 20 September