Unfortunately this batch of ‘Lohn and Brot’ remixes don’t pass that acid test. They’re decent enough, but the strength of the original outshines them all due to its melodic hooks – the remixers take the track in some different directions but don’t produce anything that imprints as strongly on the memory.
Tobias’ version is moody and bassy and takes a more repetitive, less jazzy route. It’s a strong pulsing groove with a long gliding feel, like cross-country ski-ing. A lot of people are playing this (I heard it three times at the weekend), and its probably the most successful mix on the release.
In contrast, Sebo K’s first mix is more jerky and housey in its rhythms with suggestive horn-like riffs and a spacey breakdown. It’s got more of an early-evening feel to it and never really takes off. His second version sounds more like the original with the bassline foregrounded and some more organic-sounding congas added. It’s a standard-sounding deep house affair and more peak-time than mix one but hardly one of his finest moments.
This release is worth a listen if you’ve worn out your tolerance for the original but otherwise it’s unnecessary.