For nearly a decade, Raíz and Subversive have distributed their vision of dance music on various labels including Historia y Violencia, Electric Deluxe, Construct Reform, Droid Recordings and their own imprint, VRV. Three years into the VRV project, the label heads have decided it is time to expand the roster and showcase artists on a similar plane, producers they know can speak to the sound. The chosen interpreters on this release include DJ Hyperactive, Santiago Salazar and Voiski.
Before Voiski’s well-deserved attention from work on Dement3d, L.I.E.S., and Delsin, he and Subversive had a chance meeting in the bars of Paris in search of the same musical ideals. As they formed a lasting bond, it was a natural choice for Voiski to be tapped on the shoulder for remix duties on Subversive’s “Chainbreaker.” This epic take on the original showcases the similar musical visions that can be shared across oceans, where the music’s place of origin is less important than the destination it delivers.
Santiago Salazar brings his Latin/Midwest sound that’s been found on labels such as UR, Rush Hour, H&V, and Ican. The Underground Resistance veteran invokes Detroit-inspired pads and dubby chords that speak techno’s language of the future.
DJ Hyperactive is a Chicago acid legend who found himself reinvigorated in the 2000s to take up the DJ/producer torch in conjunction with the Droid crew. His early support of the original “Telomere” made him the perfect candidate for this remix, which tracks a straight forward, bass-grounded groove, met with the producer’s own subtle swing sensibilities.
12 June 2017 / VRV
01. Domestique (Santiago Salazar Remix)
02. Chainbreaker (Voiski Remix)
03. Telomere (DJ Hyperactive Remix)