S O H N – The Wheel (Employee Of The Year Remix)
S O H N’s The Wheel, has been floating around remixville since its release a few months ago because, well it’s one of the those exceptional tracks that everyone wants a piece of. MAU’s take was our early favourite.
Employee of the Year, a duo from Paris, strip it right back with a vocal stem opener. There’s no melodic, upbeat elements as per the original to follow. Instead they’ve taken inspiration from the dark lyric, ‘I died a week ago, there’s nothing left.’ Quite literally ‘reinventing the wheel’ and putting the brakes on. It’s ominous but seductive. Rippling synths and deep bass that remind me a little Les Rhythmes Digitales, and little of something slower and moody from smokey dance floors of the early 2000s.
A big tease, EOTY never let it fully drop, leaving an ache and desire for more. Répéter, s’il vous plaît.