The first post-covid release from Moonlight Records sees the Calgary-based label bringing together six artists from its roster to remix two new tech-house collaborations from Funk D’Void and Berny.
Despite Funk D’Void being based in Barcelona and Berny splitting his time between Berlin and Italy, the pair have previously performed alongside each other at notable venues like Macarena Club, Barcelona, and Toffler, Rotterdam. The EP’s two original tracks, “Junkies” and “Voyager,” reflect the duo’s shared passion for creating dance music with deep, hypnotic digital soundscapes.
The minimalist track “Junkies” delivers a mesmerizing atmosphere of booming kick drums and lush chord stabs. The track’s brisk tempo, along with its flurry of hi-hats and claps, makes it primed for moving peak-time crowds with an air of aural sophistication and refinement.
“Junkies” is remixed by Joe Silva of Tonepushers, Canadian producer Topology, and veteran United Kingdom producer Andrew Macari.
Joe Silva’s remix outfits the track with robust synths and a dense backdrop of serene muted chords and pianos. Topology’s remix goes down a more minimal avenue with a soundscape of drum machine inspired percussion, distorted vocal samples, and low basslines. Finally, Andrew Macari takes his remix in a soulful direction with an infectious baseline and crisp snares.
“Voyager” opens with a distinctly techno-inspired rumbling kick drum and hi-hat pattern. True to the style of European techno, these dominant kicks remain the focal point of the track as different layers of chord stabs are woven in and out, creating the effect of going on a sonic journey.
Voyager is remixed by prolific dutch producer Orlando Voorn and emerging Canadian names SageThaCat and Monsieur Wolfgang.
Orlando Voorn’s remix further augments the bass of the original’s dominant kicks, adding claps and percussion fills then complementing them with a reworked chord progression. SageThaCat’s remix showcases his penchant for gritty synthetic basslines and sharp garage-inspired percussion, turning the track into a high energy dance floor driver. Monsieur Wolfgang’s remix is in line with his brand of dark theatrical house, punctuating faint melodies and sharp snares with squelching, distorted sound waves.
Funk D’Void released two EPs on Moonlight last year, “They Don’t Love U” and a remix EP for “All Your Sh*t.” The Funk D’Void and Berny EP marks the first appearance of Berny on the label.
Grab your copy on beatport.