"What I Need" is an uncompromising piece of business. Kenny Lane—the Detroitish-sounding moniker perhaps hinting where the head of its German owner, Jens Shickedanz, is really at—forges some raw, tech-tinged house that veers little along its path. But as much as its pummeling kick drums and thumping house alarm pulses have a ceaseless energy, it's that man Le Loup who hogs the frame again here.
It's not surprise that the Parisian appears to be turning up on every other remix of late; the man is in his pomp at present. As his recent EP for Eklo hinted, Leonard Perret looks at deep house in Cinemascope. Here he uses classic Balearic tropes on his rethinking of "What I Need," throwing in ghostly Rhodes pianos, rising analogue synth chords and subtle, tippy-tappy percussion. The big league is just around the corner, you suspect, for Le Loup.
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Tracklist: Kenny Lane - What I Need A What I Need
B What I Need (Le Loup Powerful People Remix)