Kerrier District (Head High remix)
Clash of the techno titans
At the start of January, we announced that Hypercolour would be releasing a special selection of reworked tracks from Luke Vibert's '4' LP. Naturally we were super excited as, under his Kerrier District alias, he's been crafting dancefloor-focused disco and funk for years.
The EP marks Hypercolour's 50th release and the UK house and techno label has made huge movements since it launched in 2006. It's dropped records by Shenoda, Roman Flugel, Kris Wadsworth and Maya Jane Coles and its a go-to source for up-front, raw club music.
To remix the tracks from '4', Vibert has called up some of the biggest producers in the game and it's an impressive list. Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer have reworked 'Sexspurt' and KiNK has blown up dancefloors with his edit of 'Techno Disco' but our favourite remix comes from German don Head High.
Whether he releases as Shed or Head High, the Ostgut Ton-affiliate always pushes heavy-hitting, gritty house and techno that works wonders on a big system. His remix of 'Come On Kerrier' blends shiny, sharp synths with ferocious drum fills and chopped vocals. It's textbook Head High with all the glitziest elements of the Kerrier District original. File this under Euphoria-drenched stomper.
The '4' Remixes will be released on February 12 via Hypercolour
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