Artist: Madrid De Los Austrias
Label: Stripped Down
Cat. #: STRD028
Release Date: 22nd July 2023
1.No Me (Ken Hayakawa Remix)
2. Elele (Jepe Remix)
3. Elele (Jepe ReDub Remix)
4. 25 (Enochson & Grieder Remix)
Stripped Down has curated a superb selection of remixes of the upcoming album by Madrid De Los Austrias. They will come over the course of the year and the first EP features Ken Hayakawa, Jepe and Enochson & Grieder.
Madrid De Los Austrias is an Austrian group that draws inspiration from the historic old town of Madrid. It is made up of Heinz Tronigger and Michael Kreiner, who have been serving up downtempo mixes of Latin, flamenco, dub and future jazz on EPs and albums since 2000 and are back soon with another new long player that blends traditional sounds with contemporary electronics.
Classically trained pianist and label regular Ken Hayakawa is back to follow up his Mute Air/Unity release from April with a classy remix of ‘No Me.’ He draws on his knowledge of melody and minimalism to lock listeners into a trance with soft, ever-shifting synth patterns, jazzy trumpet motifs and deep rolling house drums.
Berlin-based Portuguese talent Jepe serves up two remixes of ‘Elele’, following on from standout tracks on labels like Sinchi Music and Diynamic. The first is a fantastic house cut with thudding drums and twitchy electronics as a Spanish vocal brings some fire and flair up top. The second is a ReDub that chops away the vocal and layers in starry-eyed melodies before molten acid creeps into the mix.
Last of all come Swedish techno talent Marcus Enochson and Stephan Grieder, veterans of the scene who are still pushing forward here as Enochson & Grieder. Their remix of ’25’ is a slow-burning one with scuffed drum loops and synth modulations that speak of alien life forms while steamy vocal whispers further captivate the mind as the grooves roll on.
This package subtly reworks the original material into deep, forward-thinking dance floor sounds.