The idea of revisiting an old classic is often a dangerous road to walk down for any producer. So often we hear classic creations revisisted only to be vanadlized and rebuilt into a manor which doesn’t compliment the original at all, which is not only damaging to the release, but also a tad disheartening to the listener. Today however we are very excited to see that a true success has been made of this remix EP as the legendary Sukh Knight opens up his OG classic: ‘Diesel Not Petrol’ for an official remix EP.
We were therefore thrilled to see Sukh Knight’s announcement of this fantastic new remix project, which sees both Cimm and Mystic State get involved. First of all however, lt us take in Sukh’s own hard hitting remix, which takes the original elements and skats them out with extended LFO lines and horn stutters to bring some 2020 energy to the track. Alongside the killer VIP from Sukh himself, we have to talk about the official remixes included. First up we see Cimm space the track out even further with a sizzling, sub heavy rethink, again reworking those instantaniously recognizable horns into a racous lead melody, alongside subtle bass tones and atmospheric pressure.
As well as this, we hear Mystic State get involved with the EP, as they pull out an official remix for ‘Shutdown’, utilizing those sumptuous sub textures and eerie soundscaping behind to deliver a fabulous final remix, dipping into the chord progressions and eastern instrumentation of the original here and there to give it a dash of extra flavour.
You can check out the remix previews via JunoDownload below:
We caught up with Sukh Knight himself for a quick Q/A around the EP, which you can read below:
Where do you rank the original among your creations over the year?
How exciting was it to reopen the project for some remix action?
How did you choose how to get involved?
Which remix surprised you the most?
What do we have to look forward to from yourself for the rest of 2020?
Im working on 2 more EP solo ep releases on DAKU, and i’m also working on a few projects with PAV4N, who used to be the frontman for Foreign Beggars before they went.