The hypnotic pulse of Elderbrook‘s “Old Friend” beats anew in Marc Kinchen‘s (MK) remix of the Old Friend EP’s eponymous inclusion. The head bob-inducing authentic sourced a lot of its entrancing character from its looping vocal hook and vibrating bass beat. “Old Friend” emerged as an train in listener captivation, with its quivering, house-inflected synth work, and tonal coolness.
“Cola’s” tonal cousin, “Old Friend” positive factors a barely faster BPM in MK’s take. MK picks up the tempo to prime Elderbrook’s tune for dance ground rotation, creating distinction between Elderbrook’s extra viscous model of “Old Friend” and MK’s re-imagination thereof. While MK’s alterations aren’t drastic, they’re however perceptible changes that increase the monitor’s arresting aesthetic character. MK provides tasteful, unimposing percussive components at completely different junctures within the tune, to intensify the sensory listening expertise. Dark synths strike briefly within the background to cement yet one more magnetic exhibiting from the “17” hit-maker.
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