Roman Flügel may be one of techno’s most prolific stars. The Frankfurt artist’s remix of Dark Sky’s ‘The Walker’ is his 10th remix in six months. But this makes it no less of an occasion.
Flügel’s take on ‘The Walker’ channels the loose melancholy of the original but injects it with a bubbling euphoria that threatens to erupt, but never quite does. Over the track’s seven minutes, ethereal voices climb over one another whilst synths gurgle in the background.
The track is a masterclass in managing dance floor tension and has been a staple of his sets of late.
London based duo Dark Sky are known for making music that is both emotionally charged and reserved, euphoric yet never unabashedly emotive. On his remix of 'The Walker' Flügel feeds off this and in adapting the track for the dance floor takes note not to stray into brazen euphoria. This is no peak time track but a rolling, constantly evolving soundtrack to a misty, barely-there sunrise.
‘The Walker’ is taken from the London-based duo’s new ‘Othona’ album, their second album released via Modeselektor’s Monkeytown Records.
Listen to 'The Walker (Roman Flügel Remix)' below
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