A year ago, the London-based German producer Tensnake rocked the electronic music world with the release of his debut artist album, Glow. He recently returned with a new EP entitled Keep On Talking, which was received well by fans and critics at its release one month ago today.
In looking at Tensnake's career, though, there is a prominent thread throughout his musical resume: the remix. Building a foundation by remixing tracks himself like those from AZARI & III, Lana Del Rey, Aloe Blacc, Little Dragon and Le Youth, we usually look to him first to find what he's remixed. But today, we're taking a look at those who have remixed his music.
Tensnake's production style is a unique blend that can be best described through the bringing together of the electronic and house influences he's had in his background in London and Germany. Because of that, he is one who is often the remixer, not the remixee. However, we've trekked through the internet to find those who have taken on the endeavor.
Songs like "Coma Cat" might not seem like they would lend themselves to club music. But artists like Canada's Maxum prove that wrong with melodically-inclined, energetic takes on Tensnake tracks.
House + Nu Disco
With close relationships to house music contemporaries like Le Youth, house music is a genre that is close to a lot of Tensnake’s music. For many fans that weren’t always in the know about his releases, we were introduced to “Coma Cat” via Mark Knight’s “Korma Cat” remix, and we’ve seen newcomers like The Other Guys and Special Request pump some disco groove into “Pressure," and RTK introduce the track to some tropical nu disco production.
Techno + Deep House
Tensnake has attracted not only his contemporaries, but heavyweights in the deeper underground of house music to his music including Joe Goddard.
There are, of course, those remixes that don't quite fall under a specific genre. And it appears that Tensnake's music inspires artists to think out of their own usual style as well, with Boys Noize & Djedjotronic breaking out of techno and electro to look at "Feel Of Love" through an 808-fueled, jackin' house lens. Artists like Glenn Morrison actually have put their own spin on a few Tensnake remixes, adding another layer of intrigue to songs like Sally Shapiro's "I'll Be By Your Side."
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