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Friday, Feb 20 2015 | 06:26
Image: 1595544 Two British house music duos team up for an almighty ‘ménage à quatre’ on Futureboogie this March, ably assisted by remixes from Lauer and A Sagittariun.

A1. Cosine (Original Mix)
A2. Key Free (Original Mix)
B1. Cosine (Lauer Remix)
B2. Cosine (A Sagittariun Futuro Re-Dream)

PBR Streetgang are no strangers to Futureboogie, having released the 2012 ‘Double Boogie’ EP and are regular supporters of the label over the years. The Leeds based pair have racked up some great singles for the likes of Throne Of Blood, 2020 Vision and Wolf Music.

And X-Press 2 will need little introduction, suffice to say that Rocky & Diesel have been at the forefront of the house music scene since day dot, and a career that has spanned underground gems for Junior Boys Own to chart hits for Skint and so many great musical moments in between.

‘Cosine’ in its Original Mix perfectly encapsulates the sound of both artists, X-Press 2 bringing the dark and brooding atmosphere to the table whilst PBR indulge in some cosmically tantric arpeggiated synth work and a fathoms deep bassline, whilst vocal refrains and distant bells create the ambience. A very heavy mood piece from the team here!

The arp riff stays center stage for the two accompanying remixes of ‘Cosine’. Lauer, AKA Philip Lauer, goes for a more ethereal and piano driven take. As one half of Tuff City Kids (with Gerd Janson) and solo artist in his own right for labels like Running Back, Permanent Vacation and Beats In Space, Lauer provides a glossy and smooth re-rub of the original that demands for late night action!

The second remix of ‘Cosine’ comes from A Sagittairun, the Bristol based techno cosmonaut who has been releasing a myriad of deep techno and ambient dub sounds on his Elastic Dreams imprint. The ‘Futuro Re-Dream’ ramp up the energy levels, and takes the beat down electro alley, brimming with Detroit techno tropes, breakbeats and rave-esque bass for a funky & futuristic flashback moment.

‘Key Free’, the second original production from PBR & X-Press 2, goes super-size, with the melodious free wheeling keys providing the jack work over the industrious drum pattern. Deadly synth sweeps bring the depth as the booming kick and ricocheting claps push this one further into techno territory whilst retaining the swing and melody of another classy Futureboogie release.

Selected DJ reactions

James Zabiela – Cosine is wicked, digging the electro of A Sagittariun Mix
Ewan Pearson – Lauer Remix is arpeggio heaven, love it!
Laura Jones (Visionquest) – playing the A Sagittariun mix
Sei A – Cosine is great
Brett Johnson – A Sagittariun’s electro mix is dope
Tom Trago – Lauer & A Sagittariun remixes!
Moxie (Radio 1) – Feeling the Sagittariun mix, love the 80s electro vibe
Anja Schneider (Mobilee) – Double Trouble!
Peter Kruder – Love Cosine Original, will play
Phillipe Zdar (Cassius) – Really like Key Free
Hrdvision – diggin’ the A Sagittariun mix Available from 13.03.2015
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