Flunk - Queen Of The Underground Remixes (Beatservice Records)

In April 2013, Flunk - often referred to as ‘Norway’s best kept secret’ - are back with their fifth studio album for the Beatservice label, Lost Causes. “Queen Of The Underground” is the opening track and first single off the album. Unveiled on the band’s China tour last autumn, the cut is emblematic of Flunk’s sound showcasing Anja’s gorgeous but understated vocals accompanying the band’s melodic precision and affecting songsmith. This single features three remixes of “Queen Of The Underground” by a trio of top notch Norwegian producers who lead the track, and Flunk, along new sonic pathways. Athome Project (Stereo Deluxe) presents an enticingly moody version with a subtle African influence, thanks to its funky, intricate broken beat drum pattern. The vocals and guitars lay on top of a bouncy, staccato bass line as effects and atmospheres deliciously swirl about. The next reworking is courtesy of Syntax Erik, who was part of prolific deep house duo Kyd & Kango. Melodic synth arpeggiations and a pulsing bass line characterize this mix, as a steady four-on-the-floor points the way to more discerning late night dance floors. Rising producer Kohib is next, coming off his brilliant Solar Day and Tirakan EPs from 2012, and continues his trajectory with a bold revision of “Queen Of The Underground.” Steadily grooving at 90 BPM, Kohib’s remix is filled with the icy synth-play and exotic textures that he’s known for as well as some particularly spooky electronic processing of Anja’s vocal track. These three very different interpretations of Flunk will certainly intrigue DJs, dance floors, and listeners alike.

Nick Warren - “Lovely to have Flunk back. These are three great remixes.”
Chris Coco - “I’ve always loved Anja’s voice. The Athome Project version is great.”
Gavin Hardkiss (Hawke) - “The Athome Project remix is super and very original.”
DJ Rocca (Ajello) - “The Kohib remix is great.”
Sean Johnston (Hardway Bros / Love From Outer Space) - “Excellent! In the game this weekend.”
Stereo 77 - “The Kohib and Syntax Eric remixes do it for me.”
Jarle Bråthen (Full Pupp) - “Good stuff as expected! Syntax Erik nailed the remix.”
Leri Ahel (Cosmic Disco Radio Show) - “Kohib always delivers. Love his remix.”
Discomendments - “A very diverse package of mixes that all do justice to a well crafted song.”
Aja Allsop (Ketch A Vibe Radio Show) - “A sublime groove that seriously kicks the soul .”
Clive Craske (Radio Reverb) - “The Athome Project remix has great drum work and concentrates of getting ‘under your skin’ vocal-wise. My favorite cut. Syntax Erik provide a mellow house rerub with a touch of funk, like dark chocolate with tiny ginger pieces embedded. Kohib provides a fantastic panning intro before going for a mercurial oceanic vibe that gradually begins to swing. It morphs many times in exciting and interesting ways … a work of great beauty.”
Milton Welch (Soul Reflector Blog) - “Kohib is the favorite for managing to bring out a unique edge of the track that benefits from heavy bass and effect-laden production.”

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