Beataucue – Cha Cha Cha review

Steadily growing in reputation for their remixes of Brodinski and Noob’s raucous “Peanuts Club” and Two Door Cinema Club’s “Something Good Can Work” in particular, Beataucue finally drop their first EP on Kitsune, and it’s a pretty slamming collection from the French duo.

Title tune “Cha Cha Cha” plays call and response between some powerful lead synths and some wild pitch-shifted vocals, coming together to form some wild and off-the-hook builds a couple of times in the tune. “Wolves” is just as frantic – combining raved-up synths with processed vocals that get tuned so high at one point, you’d swear a swarm of bees had invaded the studio.

Daniel Haaksman does his ever-cool ‘funky meets minimal’ thing on his mix of “Cha Cha Cha,” throwing a nice range of percussion into the mix and smoothing out the abrasive elements of the original. DJ A also brings some funk to the same tune, as well as adding an epic “downward spiral” bass sound that won’t be forgotten once you’ve heard it. Willnez Gee and Sharkslayer by contrast take turns to bring even more fire out of “Wolves” on their mixes, the latter especially turned into a very punchy and powerful bass-fest capable of making the club floor cave right in. Clearly a duo with a strong future ahead, Beataucue score top marks for their debut on Kitsune.

Review: Oliver Keens