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Dj Pierre – Master Blaster [ Get Physical ]

Artist: Dj Pierre
Title: Master Blaster
Remixers: Leo Janeiro, Andre Salata
Label: Get Physical
Release Date: 22 October 2018
Cat. #: GPM478

Tracklist
Master Blaster (Rework)
Master Blaster (Leo Janeiro Dancetruction Remix)
Master Blaster (Andre Salata Remix)

A year after his first ever artist album on Get Physical, DJ Pierre now returns with a fantastic rework of one of the tracks from it, while Leo Janeiro and Andre Salata also serve up sizzling remixes. DJ Pierre is a house legend by any measure.

The Chicago originator created acid, went on to form his own so called ‘wildpitch’ take on the genre and last year showed off his range on his excellent debut record. As vital as ever, here he updates one of his own to great effect. This rework of ‘Master Blaster’ is a classic Pierre tune full of energy: it has writing synths that dart about the mix as firmly rooted kicks establish an inescapable groove. Energy levels ramp up with huge diva vocal stabs, big chords and machine soul all making it a timeless anthem.

Leo Janeiro is one of Brazil’s key electronic artists; a resident at Warung and Beehive resident as well as A&R for Warung Recordings he is at the heart of the scene with his forward facing DJ sets and fresh productions. Here he strips things back to the punchy drums and layers in some futuristic synths. The track becomes deeper and more subtle, locking you in though its infectious loops.

Fellow Brazilian Andre Salata also remixes. He is an Ableton music production tutor turned top producer with his own complex and arresting style. He shows it off here with a remix built on a warm, rumbling bass. Molten synth sequences ride up and down the scale to bring real colour and the whole thing is perfect for cosy backrooms, especially once the liquid acid line joins the party.
This is a great reminder of DJ Pierre’s original with a brace of brilliant remixes that bring new life to it.

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