Artist: Lou Hayter
Title: Check it
Remixer: Radio Slave
Cat. #: SKINT475
Release Date: 17th December 2021
01 Lou Hayter – Check it (Radio Slave Remix)
02 Lou Hayter – Check it (Radio Slave Dub)
03 Lou Hayter – Check it (Radio Slave Edit)
Techno powerhouse Radio Slave adds his unique interpretation to Lou Hayter’s ‘Check It.’
Hayter’s original electro and dance-pop nugget ‘Check It’ has proven a big hit since its release in September; now, it gets stylishly reworked by the one and only Radio Slave. Matt Edwards has long been at the heart of the underground from his base in Berlin, with his Rekids label a firm favourite. His productions are never less than compelling, designed to fuel small and sweaty basements and vast festival main stages. He has already dropped two big EPs of his own this year and now serves up one of his incomparable remix packages.
The main remix is a slow-burning 13-minute epic. It builds with echoing riffs ringing out over rolling drums and distant cosmic pads. There is plenty of room to get lost amongst the spine-tingling vocals and dubbed-out chords in this most poised and hypnotic track. The dub is even more stripped back and primed for early evening warm-ups. It’s a cavernous affair that allows the long-tailed pads and warming solar winds to draw you in. A shorter edit is included and distils everything down to four minutes of atmospheric perfection.
These tracks show a different but equally compelling side to Radio Slave and bring new life to Hayter’s excellent ‘Check it’.