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Stefan Braatz to release his ‘I Need You’ Feat. Hard Ton inc Oliver Dollar Remix

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Germany meets Italy in this explosive clash of acid house heads, with a hefty remix package in support. Berlin underground hero Stefan Braatz has been a fan of Italian duo, Hard Ton, since their 2009 monster ‘Time To Jack’. He has wanted to work with them ever since. “ We connected via social media at some point and talked about music and projects”  he explains. “Sooner or later I had them in the boat for the track ‘I Need U ’”.

We should all be thankful he reached out to them: this new track is an absolute beast. A masterful slice of camp acid house/disco fusion, the track revolves around a high-drama falsetto vocal and a squelching 303 bassline, supported by classic drum beats. Its succinct arrangement is testament to how quality each part is, with little else needed to make this anthem soar.

The remixes offer a host of heavyweight alternatives. Oliver Dollar takes it into a deeper, more plaintive place with less melodic meandering and some sorrowful chords. Label mainstay Joyce Muniz injects nagging chords and a throbbing tom-tom bassline into her stripped-back version, lacing it with some spooky filtered synth delays for some added atmospherics. Past Visions’ Dub provides a harder, more raw interpretation, looping the acid bassline and building chugging techno percussion over the top, making for a very tense and slow-burning experience. A Jackin’ Phreak’s Acid Xperience Mix completes the package, with wiggly bass and a patchwork of 303 textures building to a hypnotic crescendo.

We premiere the Oliver Dollar remix for you today, check it out below and grab the whole EP here.

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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