One of the year's biggest house tracks gets remixed.
Jay Daniel, a US producer with ties to Ninja Tune, is a solid choice. He strips away the original's acid line and adds a new type of punchy funk. The summer breeze blows in a different direction, but Gou's voice remains in the centre of the idyllic setting. Jamal Moss, who's also affiliated with Ninja Tune through its Technicolour sub-label, turns the original on its head. His machine funk results a cold, metallic crunch that contrasts with the original's warm sunrays. Gou's shimmering synths are buried deep, creating a warmth that slowly defrosts underneath. I:Cube turns in two reworks. His remix is the EP's most understated, playing with dub delay and bongo rolls that enhance the atmospherics. Where that remix drifts like a wispy cloud, his "Parallel Dub" is heavy and dark, losing the buoyant energy and charm of Gou's original.
Mon / 3 Dec 2018
01. It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) (Jamal Moss ChicagoPhonic Sound System Remix)
02. It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) (I:Cube Remix)
03. It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) (Jay Daniel Remix)
04. It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) (I:Cube Parallel Dub)