Artist: Radio Slave
Title: Wild Life (Remixes)
Label: Rekids
Cat. #: REKIDS222R
Format: Digital / Vinyl
Release Date: 29th September 2023
1. Wild Life (Roy Davis Jr. & Byron The Aquarius Remix)
2. Wild Life (Jamie 3:26 & Danou P ‘DiscoTek’ Remix)

Roy Davis Jr. & Byron The Aquarius and Jamie 3:26 & Danou P remix Radio Slave’s Wildlife.

‘Wildlife’, released a few months back, found Radio Slave tapping into his house and disco roots. It proved a dancefloor smash that got support from a wide array of artists, from DJ Bone and Tim Sweeney to Roman Flugel and Axel Boman. As such, the artists chosen to remix come from similar backgrounds and bring all new perspectives to this irresistible gem.

First up are Chicago house legend Roy Davis Jr. and keys playing maestro Byron The Aquarius. Both make the sort of dusty, feel-good deep house that will never grow old and have done so on the scene’s best labels. Their sizzling seven-minute rework of ‘Wildlife’ has jazzy, life-affirming keys and smeared synths that bring the warmth. The drums are rubbery and inviting, and the whole thing brings real musicality to the floor.

The second remix is from original Chicago innovator, deep digger and edit king Jamie 3:26 and a young Dutch artist he has long since mentored, Danou P. Between them, they have cooked up gems like ‘What It Is’ together on Shake Records and remixed for Defected, all with a healthy respect for disco, funk and soul from the 80s onwards. Their take on ‘Wildlife’ is a piano-laced and upbeat party starter. Noodling bass riffs, zippy synth details and lavish chords make for a sophisticated sound that will swell the heart.

Rekids remains ahead of the curve again here with a fresh package that brings plenty of colour to the underground.