Jori Hulkkonen - Black Books

|Review|Jori Hulkkonen - Black Books|

 Posted: 24/01/2016

Having released Jori Hulkkonen’s latest and greatest album, Oh But I Am (as well as the one before that!), Canadian label My Favorite Robot Records now proudly present five fine remixes of ‘Black Books,’ a track taken from the LP.

In original form the track is a slow and wintry electronic crawler with radiant synths adding some real heat to the glassy, icy tinkles. Triumphant trumpets add an air of musical majesty and it’s a great set ender that will leave people on a clean and crisp musical high.  First to remix is the accomplished Finn himself, and he turns out a great dub that has sonorous bass and big rubber kicks driving along the elegantly atmospheric synths up top.

Next comes former Art Department man and long time Toronto techno star Kenny Glasgow. Here he keeps things slow and blissed out, with percolating drums and starry synths that are superbly spine tingling and spaced out. My Favorite Robot’s eponymous in house production team then get in on the action and come up with some seriously heavyweight techno drums and high intensity synth lines that are sure to blow any dance floor wide open whenever they get dropped.

Next, Doc L Junior (a.k.a. Lunchbox) is a Norwegian DJ and producer from labels like Sex Tags Mania and Music For Freaks and his Robo Dub is a charming slow churner with cosmic arps, arresting sounds and sci fi vibes in its deep disco bones. Finally, No.19 mainstay Nitin teams up with Butr for a final great remix that is littered with loose, dusty drum & bass breaks and liquid, golden pads that take you back to a 90s jungle hey day in blissful fashion.

This is a diverse and deliciously on point remix EP that offers plenty for everyone. 


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