Alex Burkat first appeared on our radar last year with a release on Mister Saturday Night, and here he teams up with Chrissy Murderbot, under new alias Chris E Pants, for the first single on their collaborative label The Nite Owl Diner.
‘Hello?’ is a piece of tough acid house accompanied by faint spoken word samples. It builds and swells with strings and synth flickers but never stretches out to a point it risks losing its energy. A subtle take on an increasingly pervasive sound.
With his ‘recipe remix’, gone is the acid element replaced by a darker, spacious aesthetic centre around a delayed guitar lick and sharp sweeping strings.
By Jonathan Hill
The Nite Owl Diner | January | vinyl