Kostas Maskalides – Furnace (Pleasurekraft Remix)
Over the past several years, Pleasurekraft have set themselves apart in the dance music community by forging their own brand of cinematically-inspired cosmic techno. On Monday, Dancing Astronaut premiered SAMA’s remix of the duo’s yet-unreleased “Interiors,” which contained news of their biggest career development to date, with the announcement of their forthcoming debut album. Due in early 2018, it would seem that the group’s astral penchant will act as the impetus for their first full-length project, fittingly titled Friends, Lovers, & Other Constellations.
Prior to this announcement, Pleasurekraft proffered their latest remix for Greek producer Kostas Maskalides. Released September 1 on Sasha Carassi’s Phobiq Recordings, the duo’s take on Maskalides’ “Furnace” has been making the rounds for some time now among techno’s elite, perhaps most notably when Adam Beyer featured it in his set at Awakenings festival this June.
Driven by unflinching percussion, somber synthesis, and haunting vocal samples, the “Furnace” remix acts as yet another testament to the success of Pleasurekraft’s techno metamorphosis. Moreover, the dark production further engenders excitement regarding how the duo will translate their style into a larger format for Friends, Lovers, & Other Constellations.
Purchase Pleasurekraft’s “Furnace” remix here.