Poker Flat recently celebrated its 20 year anniversary, and have marked the occasion via a host of remix packages, featuring new interpretations of some of the label’s most pivotal moments.
Steve Bug & Cle’s ‘Behind the Curtains’ is undoubtedly one such track. A bonafide deep house classic, it’s remixed here by South American producer Guti, who pays homage to the original in distinctive fashion. Tackling a classic is no mean feat, but Guti does so with a modern twist that’s in keeping with their respective penchant for quality. Switching thing up and providing us with a neat alternate take, he maintains the original’s deceptive simplicity but injects it with atmospheric pads and ground-shaking beats.
Canadian producer Greg Gow, (one of his country’s most prolific artists of recent years) maintains a similar approach, as he tackles Bug & Cle’s ‘Seven Hills’. Providing a rhythmic perspective on this old-school cut, it’s the sort of track that’s sure to – one day – have dancefloors erupting in unison.
Both Guti and Gow have been in the game for a very long time and their production mastery comes across throughout here. Credit too to Poker Flat for 20 years in the game, which aptly demonstrates their own longevity.
20 Years of Poker Flat (Remixes) is out now via Poker Flat. Buy/listen to the release here and follow with Poker Flat on Bandcamp here.
- Steve Bug & Cle – Behind the Curtains (Guti Remix)
- Steve Bug & Cle – Seven Hills (Greg Gow Remix)