Artists: Jonas Kopp
Title: Westphalia EP
Remixers: Oscar Mulero
Label: Warm Up Recordings
Format: Vinyl & Digital
Cat. #: WU38
Release Date: April 7th, 2014 (Vinyl), April 14th, 2014 (Digital)
B1. Westphalia (Oscar Mulero Remix)
Digital only: Westphalia (Oscar Mulero Remix B)
Jonas Kopp is the man in charge of our label‘s new and latest release. The Argentinean DJ and producer is one of the most prolific in the scene: he records for the best labels, never stops remixing and has gigs almost everywhere. And of course, he also runs his own imprint, Traut Muzik.
His trademark sound is given a twist here. „Westphalia“ is an effective track but slowly paced; solid drums start the arrangement until the metallic flanged sequence comes in slowly, as well as the 909 hats. Two minutes later, more percussive elements appear, bright claves, more emphasis on the hats, and the sequence keeps mutating and evolving constantly.
Óscar Mulero delivers two different versions of „Westphalia“: the rmx B version is a stripped down, clean, dubby remake, taking away all the heavy components and focusing on the liquidness. The other workout keeps the pressure of the original, using a short loop of the main sequence, making things more cyclical and hypnotic, while keeping the energy alive.
Closing the release is „Circinus“, closer to Mills-style sci-fi techno, with bell-like arpeggios, opaque bass drums and percussion galore.