Let There Be Drums (The Remixes)

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OYSTERTRIBE1 17 Nov, 2021

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The first opus of Kalahari Oyster Cult’s new series comes care of La Batterie, the partnership of Richard Podolor and Sandy Nelson who in 1983 released the hypnotic shimmering grooves of “Let There Be Drums.” Alongside the entrancing original are two remixes. First up is Australia’s very own Max Abysmal with his “Spooky Remix.” Adopting and adapting the raw energy of the ’83 version, Abysmal layers ghostly notes and spectral snares into his mechanical remake. The flip takes on a different slant with “Shogun” taken from the EP of twenty fives years ago. A super slick work of understated funk shot through with bold keys and powerful chants to show another side of the UK pair.  The fiercely talented Benedikt Frey closes, turning his daringly able hand to “Let There Be Drums.” Although he keeps the vocal line, the rest of his rework is dipped in a thick dark threat. Pulsing thumps, menacing notes, and danger lurk in this jungle of Frey’s own making.

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