Premiere: Budakid – No Strings Attached [Exploited]
Dutch youngster Budakid impressed with his debut release for Exploited a few months back in the form of ‘Adieu X’. Now he returns with two new tracks for Exploited, and a hot remix courtesy of Tensnake.
Adieu X, a masterful slice of epic breakbeat with brooding undertones and a remix by Frankey & Sandrino. Backed with the glorious piano chillout cut ‘A Porcelain Heart’, it made for a very impressive debut. With releases elsewhere on All Day I Dream, Last Night On Earth and Get Physical, it’s clear that he is in high demand.
His new EP ‘No Strings Attached’ is typical of his sound, with a soaring, triumphant string melody at the center of the track. This flowing motif glides above plucked synth bass phatness and gently rolling house beats, with a lightness of touch in the production that creates a widescreen atmosphere without sounding overblown.
Tensnake’s remix pumps up the beats to more a skipping ‘90s house vibe, the strings chopped and looped over hard-funking bass and chord question-and-answer sequences. There’s a tense, moody feel as the track gradually builds towards a big break where that lead motif is unveiled in a beautifully melancholy fashion. A classic house diva vocal refrain is all that’s needed to top it off as the beat slams back in.
Release: July 8 // Pre-order