For the second release on his new label The Soundgarden, Nick Warren has captured stateside producer Joey Fehrenbach and the evocative single "Wolves". Joey Fehrenbach has been active in electronic music for almost two decades, first with his project Dream Traveller – responsible for many dance floor favorites championed by the likes of Sasha, John Digweed, and Scott Stubbs – and then, starting in 2006, under his given name. It was as Joey Fehrenbach that his albums Mellowdrama and Don't Wake Me were released, topping downtempo and chill-out charts and gaining fans for his lush, tightly produced sound. Nick Warren was one of these fans, and he included Joey's “Behold” and “Being Around You” on the Global Underground – Paris compilation.
Joey's new single for The Soundgarden, titled "Wolves", takes cues from his dance floor past and recent downtempo influences to reveal a mid-tempo four-on-the-floor indie dance track filled with exciting melodies and textures. A John Carpenter-esque bass synth sequence introduces the track as crisp percussive layers and a hypnotic lead line float into its sonic space. Dramatic chord changes and wistful pads add to the cut's emotional factor, resulting in late night chills.
Nick Warren is joined by Tripswitch (Iboga Records, Section Records) for a driving remix of "Wolves". The tempo is increased a tad but the expressive vibe remains firmly intact. The main synth line is complimented by warm sub-bass as the insistent rhythm guides the listener through the remix's pensive build. Vocoded pads, spacey treatments, and the original's melodic line bring the track to its gorgeous breakdown. A subtle, funky guitar riff is introduced before the mix goes into overdrive, with a masterful transition to a moving section that conveys a night out at Moonbase Alpha's discotheque.
Hernan Cattaneo (Sudbeat / Renaissance) - “Top remix on this!”
Chris Fortier (Fade / Mindwarp) – “The Nick Warren and Tripswitch remix is great.”
Darin Epsilon (Renaissance / Perfecto) – “Excellent remix by Nick Warren and Tripswitch.”
Larry Tee (Carnage Music) – “This is a hot one!”
Eelke Kleijn (Outside The Box Music / Spinnin' Records) – “Nicely done, guys!”
Jamie Jones (Hot Creations) - “Sounds cool.”
Kristina Sky (Armada / Vandit) - “Sick! I love this groove.”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns) – “Lovely moody original, and killer remix. I love it!”
Distant People (Seamless) – “Both remixes are pure heavyweight. Just sheer quality!”
Anthony Pappa (Red Light District / Bedrock) – “Cool track … I will support it.”
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) – “Stellar remix and original here … an addictive synth line.”
lar3n (Noir Sessions) – “Nick Warren and Tripswitch's remix is amazing. Top work.”
Dave Storm (Cabrio Records / Ibiza Global Radio) – “Sounds good. I love that atmospheric touch.”
DJ Firefly (Couch Dancing Radio Show) – “I’m loving the primal wolf theme here, and the vintage ‘80s feel.”