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Dam Swindle are now back with part 2 of their 10-year anniversary series. "Keep on Swindling part 2" includes a new afro-tinged DS original, alongside a never-released remix of an obscure Guadeloupean record and remixes by rising star of the Detroit music scene Ash Lauryn and Rush Hour favorite Arp Frique. To top things off, the boys release their afro-brass dancefloor burner "Call of the Wild" feat. Jungle By Night for the first time on a single.
"Good woman" features powerful live drums with an electronic edge and a big smudge of soul through smart sampling. It takes its warmth from the lovely organ hits played by the talented Tim Jules and lush vocals.
Lars and Maarten started working on a rework of the song "A ka Titine" by Guadeloupean band Gaoulé Mizik. The original release was only distributed from private press in small amounts, and therefore did not reach that many people. Versions of this record are rare on Discogs and unfortunately change hands for large sums of money, which keeps the music in obscurity. The Dam Swindle rework was first put out as a free download, but was taken offline quite soon after. Fast forward 3 years and they're here with an official remix of this amazing piece of music where the guys add an electronic twist to the original to bring that classic Gwo Ka music towards today’s clubs.
On the flip, we’ve got the amazing Ash Lauryn remixing the title track of Dam Swindle’s 2018 album: "High Life" co-written by Lorenz Rhode. This remix - co-produced with Stefan Ringer - takes a deep and grooving approach to the original, with new heady percussion to add to that original Detroit flavor.
The next track is a remix by the colourful Dutch artist: Arp Frique. Arp Frique is known for his multicultural take on music, combining Caribbean and Cabo Verdean styles with classic disco and funk. He decided to write a whole new song around the vocals of the Swindle, Rhode & Tom Misch hit "Yes, No, Maybe". He takes a loose-limbed, tropical disco direction where the live, analog recording lays a perfect foundation for this breezy track.
The EP closes with a Dam Swindle original for the 2018 album "High Life" that really needs no introduction: "Call Of The Wild" feat. Jungle by Night. It’s a track that seems to keep the dancers happy wherever it's played and hasn’t lost any of its appeal in the past four years. Originally only released in album format, this track now makes its way on a single 12” to round off an exciting new release by the Swindles. Zeer goed!
Matt says: Highly acclaimed for good reason, the Dutch stars collate some of their finest moments plus a brand new bonus for this 10th anniversary release.
Dam Swindle - Good Woman
Gaoulé Mizik - A Ka Titine (Dam Swindle Remix)
Dam Swindle - High Life Feat. Lorenz Rhode (Ash Lauryn Remix)
Dam Swindle - Yes, No, Maybe Feat. Tom Misch & Lorenz Rhode (Arp Frique Remix)
Dam Swindle - Call Of The Wild Feat. Jungle By Night