Philip Bader – Handmade (Detlef remix)
Buy at http://www.beatport.com/release/keep-ya-head-up-ep/1436302
Since bursting onto the production scene in 2005 Philip Bader has been going from strength-to- strength with an incredible back-catalogue of work that runs across labels like Moon Harbour, Saved, Highgrade, This And That and Dirtybird to name a few. ‘Keep Ya Head Up’ is another sublime offering from Bader, dishing up three deep & dynamic cuts peppered with Berlin influences. EP opener and title track ‘Keep Ya Head Up’ is a gritty no-nonsense cut built around thumping bass and shifting percussion. ‘Blue Frog’ takes things a little groovier over beautifully basic pads and arpeggiated tones while the punchy drums of ‘Handmade’ strip things back once more to deliver a bouncy house workout. First up for remix duty is VIVa Music man Detlef who stamps his own tribal rhythms on ‘Handmade’, while Lost affiliate PAWSA works soft pads and rippling drums to dish up a melodic groove-laden twist reworking of ‘Blue Frog’. For the final offering on the EP fresh up-and-coming talent Kalyde cultivates frisky rhythms and robust beats around a resonating vox to close things off in a raw and vibrant fashion for his re-imagining of ‘Keep Ya Head Up’.