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First Listen: Johannes Albert – ‘Frentic Moment’ [Christopher Rau Remix] (Klamauk)

Berlin-based house producer Johannes Albert comes through with his new Palm Saturdays EP for Klamauk.

Albert’s first release was the Wooden Pearls 12″ on Oskar Offermann’s White back in 2010. Since then he’s kept busy releasing EPs on labels such as Jackoff, Tieffrequent, and his own Frank Music. He also released the Hotel Novalis album in 2013.

Palm Saturdays is the eighth release on Tilman’s Klamauk label, following on from the label head’s own Transmissions EP. We’re premiering Christopher Rau’s excellent remix of the EP’s lead track, ‘Frentic Moment’.

The original cut kicks off with a carnival beat underpinned by a fidgety bassline. It then settles down into a welcoming groove flecked with warm summery keys, perfect for rolling down Bavarian hillsides.

Rau’s remix is tooled for the dancefloor but keeps the general vibe intact. He submerges the bass and frames Albert’s heavenly sounds with his own vigorous 808 workout, before the final third brings everything down to a gentle simmer.

Palm Saturdays is out Feb 1 on Klamauk, pre-order here. You can catch Christopher Rau at Smallville Records’ Oval Space showcase on Feb 5.