Marc Romboy delivers another trademark hunk of chunky tech on the A. Moving from Mönchengladbach to Berlin has obviously been good for Romboy, enabling him to extend the tentacles of his label Systematic as well as rope in collaborators of the calibre of Blake Baxter, Booka Shade and John Dahlback. This remix has plenty of bite and bristling bass-action to keep you happy on the floor, even if you're not the biggest electrohouse fan, and proves why Romboy is a much sought after remixer.
The baton passes to Finn Tuomas Salmela on the flip, who adopts his Phonogenic guise for an electronic funk excursion. Definitely the groovier of the two remixes here, Salmela manages to squeeze a parping horn into the track, developing it into the centrepiece at points. This is only slightly tougher than his recent work for 2020 Vision and should sit well in the boxes of tech-house spinners.
But Romboy steals the peaktime here in a solid, dependable package from Gourmet receiving props from Josh Wink and Namvar himself. Not a whole lot of melody in either wake up call, if indeed Chicago needs one, but then again heads-down stuff pays that no heed when it’s time to get busy. Gourmet's rugged side.