out now: Blue Hour – Remixed 01 [Blue Hour]September 18, 2015
vinyl & digital
(Answer Code Request Remix)
(Marcelus ‘Swirl’ Mix)
UK-born producer Luke Standing aka Blue Hour has made a considerable impact since his emergence in 2013. A move from Bristol to Berlin precipitated a run of stellar self-released EPs that immediately won him an ardent following among techno’s most revered DJs for a sound that offered a fresh takes on classic techno and electronica, while always maintaining a supreme dancefloor functionality. Among those fans was Function, who included an exclusive track from Standing in his Berghain 07 mix and part I of its accompanying 12-inches.
Now Standing’s self-titled outlet launches a new remix series, calling on some of those aforementioned fans to offer their own takes on a trio of the standout tracks from his label’s first five releases. Ostgut resident Answer Code Request applies the driving hybrid techno-bass approach that has made him one of Berghain’s brightest stars to Blue Hour 002 title cut Axis Motive; Paris-based Tresor resident offers an ethereal take that focuses on Blue Hour 003’s Reference 97’s more hypnotic elements; and Ostgut Ton’s Steffi is perfectly matched to the third EP’s Moments, employing her signature sound that similarly offers a timeless anthemic quality to the original.
Full Track Streaming:
“Axis Motive (Answer Code Request Remix)”
“Invite’s Choice Podcast 158”
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