Generally, going anywhere near Post-Punk icons Joy Division with your reMixing intentions is a very brave, and normally doomed, move. Having a crack at Love Will Tear Us Apart seems like a bit of a futile move. Christian Strobe, however, puts in a valiant effort that deserves, at the very least, recognition.
The German producer’s take on the classic drops a bit of a Tropical and a bit of a Balearic sound into the mix. Which, admittedly, isn’t the first vibe we think of when we consider Joy Division. But Strobe seems to make it work, the big room House tone actually flows reasonable well with the song. Strobe even makes the chorus pretty euphoric. Despite being a match made in hell, the Christian Strobe reMix of Love Will Tear Us Apart works, it shouldn’t, but it does. I guess that just something we’re all going to have to live with from now on.
We haven’t been able to stop playing M83’s new tune, and taster of his forthcoming album, all week. Now, thanks to Christian Strobe, fresh from his new single release, we can listen to it in new exciting ways.
Just as 80’s as the original but turning the synths up to 11, for example replacing the sax solo with a soaring synth lead, this reMix strips out the Indie elements of the original and morphs it into pure ElectroPop. The lead really is the counterpoint of the track, when it kick in, epicness ensues.
A man who’s always been a bit ahead of the game when it comes to retro synths dance music, Keenhouse, provides one of the reMixes for Christian Strobe’s début single.
Christian Strobe is the brand new solo-project of Christian Schnall, fifty percent of Disco Trash Music and Spruce, who’s ‘Midnight Call’ is a deep Housey ElectroPop track that Keenhouse gives a summery piano led sheen. Bringing a slightly Balearic vibe to his work Keenhouse combines the sunrise beats with a massive 90’s House riff and Nu-Disco production that uplifts the vocals into a euphoric anthem that seems to keep adding layer upon layer of emotional sounds.
♫ Christian Strobe – Midnight Call (Keenhouse reMix)