Malente&Dex feat. Bonde Do Role – Bangkok
Title: Bangkok (Featuring Bonde do Role & Analogik. Remixes from Freeform Five, Round Table Knights, Idiotproof, Douster, dOP, James Braun&Dan M)
Format: Vinyl + Digital
Supported by Diplo, A-Trak, Claude von Stroke, Jesse Rose, Style of Eye, Untold, DJ Zinc, Solo, DJ Hell, Renaissance Man, Brodinski, Hot Chip, Adam Sky, Kalbata
Skanked-up and ready for the floor, this is a slice of what “Exploited” is all about – fun but jacking club wares.
This is tropical party house for new wave techno heads from Malente&Dex.
The last time we saw Malente&Dex was way back when “Hyperactive” was released on Shir Khan’s label “Exploited” with a fat and galant note and a slew of mixes from Bobmo, Bird Peterson and Riva Starr.
Moving on from the Super Rave Sound the “Bangkok”-EP has a more Tropical-Tech-Thing going on, a ton of trumpets and horns and a great collab with Bonde do Role, Analogik and New Kidz.
The title track “Bangkok” features a Thai singing vocal sample that is chopped up and effected to startling when set against the street rhythms and sultry rhyming of Bonde do Role.
While Freeform Five (Perspex) turn the version into a sexy Discostomper, James Braun&Dan M (Mothership/Tartelet) deliver a stripped down modern jazzy Housetrack. dOP (Circus Company) simply bang on the drums – playing their remix already everywhere from Panoramabar to Rex Club -, and Idiotproof (Made to Play) bounce heavy big room styles for underground warehouse raves.
”Lions” fingers Dancehall with a sticky house digit, featuring New Kidz bashment vocals remixed by Douster (ZZK).
”Gipsy Kings” (feat. danish band Analogik) strikes for the Balkan gold with a jaunty house hybrid plus a special bonus version by the Round Table Knights (Deadfish). It’s possessed by the spirit of a dismembered ska track with the voodoo of an after-hours back room club jumping across its grave.
Last but not least, we have a secret weapon from Malente&Dex: “Hitchhiker” – a track that goes mental with the bassline. Even Norman Bates, his Mom and that fatal shower shake their booty to this.
As always EXPLOITED is crossing DJ styles easily. Just look at the list of supporters of this record.
UNTOLD: “Great release. Hitchhiker is a sick tune! Loads of fun, interesting structure. Will get lots of plays from me.” BRODINSKI: “WOAH. This label is so exciting!! The Bangkok one is so good. I love the Douster Rmx. Perfect for me!” CLAUDE VON STROKE: “I like the Braun&Dan M Mix. Support!” KISSY SELL OUT: “Gimmie gimmie! :) Airplay!”