After a resoundingly successful first pack of Collecti remixes, Sharam is back with the second installment, and this time it’s a Swiss double-header. First up is Zürich-based Animal Trainer, known for their deep and melodic take on techno, who reworked Sharam’s ‘Napoli’ into an entirely new beast. The guys lifted the original’s catchy acid riff and wove it into a complex tapestry of beautiful and ethereal melodies. Swirling synth leads and lush pads create a sonic atmosphere that transports listeners to another dimension, one where beauty and darkness coexist peacefully.
On the flip side, Khainz, at this point a label regular, delivers a more driving mix for big rooms and peak-time sets. The Luzern-based artist imparted his trademark brand of driving techno on ‘Dubbi,’ a track originally influenced by reggae and drum n’ bass. Khainz’s bold and brash mix makes great use of the original’s arpeggiated lead, dropping it over pounding drums and raucous bass riffs. He again demonstrates his propensity for creating tracks that bang in the club while keeping the melodic hooks that Yoshitoshi is famous for at the forefront.
These two stellar remixes will conclude the Collecti chapter as Sharam focuses his attention on 2019, with new music and the 25th anniversary of Yoshitoshi Recordings.