320 kbps, LAME-encoded
The Dutch takeover of the electronic music scene continues to accelerate, as in-demand DJ/production duo Dam Swindle (formerly known as Detroit Swindle) remix their compatriots, Amsterdam five-piece outfit The Mauskovic Dance Band.
The group released their self-titled debut album in 2019 on Soundway Records, outselling their hugely popular EP “Down In The Basement” on the label the previous year. Now Soundway Records has invited Dam Swindle to remix the album’s lead single “Space Drum Machine”.
“Space Drum Machine” encapsulates the band’s prototypical brand of busy rhythmic patterns interwoven with vibrant disco toms, and layered with an elastic guitar riff drawing inspiration from Kenyan kikuyu and benga styles. Incorporating No-Wave with 70s and 80s Afro-Latin psychedelia, the band then interprets it through the context of the modern Amsterdam electronic scene. Who better then, than fellow city-dwellers Dam Swindle to take it through another iteration and perspective.
Dam Swindle put their signature stamp on the remix, taking the track into another realm of dance-worthiness - along with a silky, effervescent flute solo from Han Litz transporting the track into early 90s house and zouk territory. With the tempo dialled down to a club-friendly pace and the bottom end dialled up thanks to an addictive thumping new bass line, the duo delivers a unique remix while staying true to the psychedelic space-disco swirl of The Mauskovic Dance Band.