After releasing his debut album ‘The Fall’ earlier this year on LOK Recordings, the label once again releases Cook Strummers’ material in the form of an EP that includes the album’s single ‘Fallen’ along with four distinct remixes by Marco Resmann, Sasse, Ryan Crosson and dOP.
Strummers, a Berlin-based Belgian artist, is a singer, songwriter and producer, and we can see all of those skills come into play in his original mix: a lower-tempo shamanic style deep house tune formed with clean and subtle rhythmic percussion, a potent leading guitar riff and the artist’s own beautiful vocals.
The remixes that follow take a different direction via more club-focused interpretations that go harder and deeper. Marco Resmann’s turns the tempo up and provides a progressive deep house production with punchy kick, driving bassline, and energy lifting hi-hats, while keeping most of the original’s vocals.
Sasse dives into darker waters with a mystical intro that features big long pads and slowly filters in percussive and melodic elements giving protagonism to the guitar and vocal sounds. Being the most experimental one of the collection, it doesn’t even show signs of a kick drum until the latter part of the track but it never stops to engage.
Ryan Crosson delivers his take on ‘Fallen’ with a strong drums and hi-hats game, which take center stage from start to finish only showing elements of the original to add color here and there in a more decorative fashion.
Last but not least dOP drop their techno interpretation of the track using raw, distorted-sounding drums and intense rhythms keen on dark and sweaty dance floors.
All around a collection of remixes diverse enough to feel like five original tracks if it wasn’t for Strummer’s easily recognizable vocals.
Cook Strummer’s ‘Fallen’ remixes are already available on LOK Recordings. Grab your copy here.
1. Cook Strummer – Fallen (Original Mix)
2. Cook Strummer – Fallen (Marco Resmann Remix)
3. Cook Strummer – Fallen (Sasse Remix)
4. Cook Strummer – Fallen (Ryan Crosson Remix)
5. Cook Strummer – Fallen (dOP Remix)