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Artist: Christian Smith
Title: Input-Output ”Remixed Part Two”
Label: Tronic
Release Date: 24th April, 2017
Format: Digital
Cat #: TR243
Tracklist:
01. Christian Smith – Air Castle (Laurent Garnier Remix)
02. Christian Smith – Subzero (Pig&Dan Remix)
03. Christian Smith – Destination Unknown (SHADED’s Lightyears Remix)
04. Christian Smith – Input-Output (Drunken Kong Remix)

Christian Smith has once again knocked it out the park with a killer second remix package for his “Input/Output” album released back in 2016. This 4 track EP includes remixes from SHADED, Pig&Dan, Drunken Kong and techno pioneer and true legend of the industry – Laurent Garnier, no surprise after his support for the LP last year.

Just listened to it….I absolutely loooooove it! Brilliant work as always, I will play a hell of a lot – Laurent Garnier (Aug16)

Since meeting in the 90’s in New York, Laurent has always been a big supporter of Tronic. Back in 2003 John Selway and Christian made a bootleg of his classic “Crispy Bacon” mashed up with “Din Da Da” by George Kranz. They named it “Krispy Kranz”. It took Laurent over a year to find out who did the track, and subsequently this lead to Christian remixing another 3 tracks for him, so now Laurent is returning the favor. He delivers a hypnotically deep take on “Air Castle” a beautiful melting pot of pads and synths to create a brooding atmosphere around the core essence of the original.

Another duo who are smashing the charts with every release are fellow Mallorca residents and long-time friends of Christian’s – Pig&Dan. The slamming kick laced up with that crisp percussion and those creeping dark synths come at you in full force for their take on “Subzero”.

SHADED is known for his vibrant live performances. He brings a seriously spacey and hypnotic edge to the package, with his take on “Destination Unknown” using searing clap rhythms, an infectiously deep synth and a warped vocal.

Tronic welcomed Drunken Kong in 2015 with their first release on the label. Christian met them in Tokyo, where they are residents as the legendary Womb. A thumping low end drives “Input/Output” at an alarmingly groovy speed, whilst the twisted vocals stand out and lead the way.

 

 

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