M.A.N.D.Y vs Booka Shade – Donut review

Artist: M.A.N.D.Y vs Booka Shade
Title:
Donut
Label:
Living The Dream
Genre:
Minimal House/Tech House
Format:
12″, Digital
Buy From:
Juno Records, Juno Download ** Get the Gui Boratto remix FREE here**

After the incredible success of Body Language and other hook-up’s in the past, German duo Booka Shade once again team up with labelmates M.A.N.D.Y on “Donut”, and include a slew of ace and diverse remixes to whet your appetite.

The original keeps their winning combination of deep tech sounds with slightly funkier beats, and it’s clear that Donut is going to get a lot of play over the coming months. On the remix front, Southampton born prodigy James Talk takes the original’s distinctive lead sound and bends it into a whole new set of ways while adding some expansive textures and extra percussion.

Brazilian producer Gui Boratto keeps things driving and minimal, whilst also adding some classic keyboard flourishes that add to the funkiness of the track. Upcoming remixer Ben Hoo also delivers a strong mix, that holds the main signature riff back and drops it in the most perfect way.

Mad Decent signing Boy 8-Bit as always does some serious damage, remaking the track in his own hypnotic and intense way by taking a tiny fragment and delaying it into something Steve Reich would be proud of. Meanwhile, in a different genre altogether, Logistics cranks up the bpm’s for a D&B mix. The man responsible for the slamming Jungle Music on Hospital turns in a banger as expected. A great range of mixes overall for what’s bound to be another big tune.

Review: Oliver Keens