Bergen-Tromsø house alliance! Two beardy and nice chaps have put their heads together to collaborate, but not as a duo as one would expect. Instead Norwegian producers Kohib and Kahuun have provided a track each, and then have remixed each other’s respective track.
Kahuun is a part of the electronic scene in Bergen. He released his debut EP in 1999 on Paper Recordings, and has released a string of EPs on various labels. His early tracks were in a jazzy broken-beat style, but lately he's been leaning more towards four-on-the-floor house and techno. His contribution -- "Superduplex" -- is a wonderfully sprawling electronic composition that builds and builds with creeping layers of melody and percussion.
Kohib is an important part of the Tromsø electronic music scene, equally as a club organizer, DJ, and producer. His debut was on the Prima Norsk 3 compilation in 2005, followed by an album, a remix-album, and a string of highly regarded EPs and digital singles. "Dynamo Rex" is a prime example of Norwegian techno in Kohib's inimitable style. Filtered synths, motional rhythms, metallic percussion, and hypnotic patterns all give this track a trippy, late night quality.
The exchanged remixes show Kohib and Kahuun applying their individual production techniques to each other in an engaging manner. Kohib lends his icy precision and uncanny ear for melody on his remix, while Kahuun adds his rhythmic intricacies and knack for a mesmerizing, long, effective build. Together they've delivered an EP that is both unique and noteworthy, and a fine addition to the catalogs of the artists and the always dependable Beatservice Records.
Larry Tee - "Very cool."
Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - "Dope. I really love this."
Anthony Pappa - "Some nice tracks here that will be used."
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "'Dynamo Rex' is hot!"
Rocco (Real Tone / Foliage) - "The Kahuun remix of 'Dynamo Rex' … nice one!"
Chrissy Murderbot - "This bangs!"
Hardway Bros (A Love From Outer Space) - "Fantastic as always!"
Alvaro Hylander (DeepWit) - "The original mix of 'Superdelux' is pretty cool."
DJ Tonka (Tonka Tunes / Southern Fried) - "Five stars for 'Dynamo Rex'. I love this tech-Italo / cosmic disco blend." Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band) - "'Superdelux' is epic, but all four tracks are keepers."
DJ Enne (Electunes / Karmaloft) - "That Kohib remix of 'Superduplex' is nice."
ROBOT84 (Paper Recordings / Under No Illusion) - "Superb release … every track is killer."
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - "When techno, (acid) disco, and house meet together in Oslo. This EP is fire!"
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) - "Dramatic and futuristic, techno from this part of the world has always been special and this is further proof. Addictive sounds across all these but 'Dynamo Rex' tops this extraordinary selection."
Joshua Jacobs (Music You Need blog) - "Kohib and Kahuun deliver us some fresh house goodness with this release. Serving up dark and deep vibes, with great synth overlay, penetrating bass, and ominous sound effects, these tracks are sure fire dance floor crushers during late night sets."