You may remember Black Strobe for their massive anthem ‘Me And Madonna’, but if you have been on their trail you’d know that these guys have something to say in terms of electro as the “Frozen Balearic Gay Biker House” (their words not ours) seems to have evolved. They went further with the release of 2003′s ‘Italian Fireflies’ (Kitsuné) and now as genuine things never go out of fashion, the single is going to be re-edited with a bunch of new remixes.
With a new formation since 2006, Rebotini has wanted to turn one of his favorite Black Strobe tracks to the younger generation, and artists of the likes of Munk, Yan Wagner, Second Date, Richy Ahmed; Corey Baker, Hey Today! or even his own versions compose the range of reworks of this club tune for the current dancefloor soon available under his own record imprint.
As you may remember the original has that synth melody intro that from the very first second gets stucked into your head to follow with some heavy loops and electronic riffs, and Rebotini’s Rave remix opens this EP slowing down the baseline and taking you to the after-hours as its Dub version, that begins kind of shy but then becomes harder as it goes on too.
Munk is the first one to re-design the track and he goes for groovy rhythms and loops mixed with some percussion and pads focusing on echoic vocals that will keep you awake till the early hours! Already warmed up, Yan Wagner get us immersed in a classic sci-fi with movie with that 80′s attitude thanks to the synth combo intro to then taking us into kind of car persecution, and we all know that always works!
Second Date will be your choice if you just want to hang out and have some drinks, he has preferred to begin with tubular bells that later become cowbells full of harmony, making it mysterious and delicate, even tribal elements and a final dreamy allegro caping it all; whereas Richy Ahmed & Corey Baker’s version is more into French house, introducing the melody with decisiveness and gaining strength as it goes on, be amazed with those deep dark vocals vocals and get into the night…
To close the circle Hey Today! brings definitely our favorite for a binge, conquering us for its own personality, turning the track almost techno but so irresistible with that 80′ video game vibrant bassline. You can’t say that this EP doesn’t fit all tastes!
Italian FireFlies – Black Strobe
Italian FireFlies – Arnaud Rebotini Rave Detroit Remix
Italian FireFlies – Arnaud Rebotini Rave Detroit Dub Remix
Italian FireFlies – Richy Ahmed & Corey Baker Remix
Italian FireFlies – Hey Today! Remix
Italian FireFlies – Munk Remix
Italian FireFlies – Yan Wagner Remix
Italian FireFlies – Second Date Remix
March 5th 2012
Blackstrobe Records BSR006.
Rafale – Beyond Bad (Arnaud Rebotini remix) [download here]
Minitel Rose – Wild Birds (Yan WAGNER’s Brooklyn REMIX) [download here]
Bon Iver – Babys (Second Date Edit) [download here]