John Digweed’s Bedrock Records imprint returns with another exhilarating remix pack. This time around, Utrecht-based talent Kasper Koman and Hamburg’s very own Matthias Meyer have been enlisted for remix duties, reworking Guy Mantzur and Khen’s 2019 hits ‘My Golden Cage’ and ‘Where Is Home’, respectively. It also directly follows the label’s previous 2021 releases, such as Kohra and Framewerk’s Forge remix compilation, as well as Outcome and Philipp Straub’s 4-track Lyra EP.
Kasper Koman’s ‘4AM Remix’ of ‘My Golden Cage’ follows up his ‘6AM Reprise’ version of the track, released at the beginning of the month via the QUATTRO II compilation album. The original track’s deep, brooding basslines, cerebral nature, propelling rhythm, and entrancing four-on-the-floor beat all came together to form an energetic tune that audibly possessed a palpable mystique. For his crepuscular 6AM Reprise, Koman stripped the original of its sonic bombast, instead opting for an uplifting, positively feelgood tune that is rife with masterful synth manipulation and a clearly defined, skilled artistry.
His 4AM Remix sees Koman taking it back a few hours, instead presenting a certified dancefloor warmer that easily fits into the nightclub time slot it’s aptly named after. Warping into a high-octane club-ready weapon, this rendition prominently features a propulsively driving ambiance, replete with rising tensions and several bass drops, almost as if it were an invigorating rollercoaster of sound.
The original version of Guy Mantzur & Khen’s ‘Where Is Home’ has a distinct Balearic beat, atmospherically funky tone, and shimmering production elements, which Matthias Meyer intentionally leaves to the wayside. Instead, the producer completely pivots stylistically. The new tune maintains much of the same playfulness, but also serves as a much more serious take on the single. Throughout its nearly seven-and-a-half minute runtime, it transforms its source material into a reflective piece, urging the listener to sit with the simple, but yet profound message, of where home truly is.
Listen to the tracks below.