Following on from his remix of Manel Diaz’s *ahem* ‘Dirty Boobs’, released last week, Tony Kairom now brings us an update of a firm favourite from the Bosphorus Underground archives, Ahmet Sendil’s ‘Cracker’.
Antonino D’alba, aka Tony Kairom, has released a huge number of solo productions, collaborations and remixes over the past three years, all emanating from his passion for and desire to produce music. He has seen success from the start, reaching the beatport top 100 minimal chart in his first year and, in February 2011, with one of his tracks being selected as one of the releases of the week on beatport. Now more than fifty of his tracks have entered the top 100 charts on sites such as beatport, trackitdown and junodownload, and several of these have hit the top 10. Kairom’s productions are mainly minimal and techno, characterised by groovy beats and bass designed to make you dance, atmospheric build ups and chopped, processed and manipulated vocals which sound techy, mechanical and, at times, futuristic. He has released a fair few collaborations already this year on Bosphorus Underground, including the grooving and menacing Killer with Dani Sbert at the start of the year and the powerful America with Ramirez Resso on the 5th Year Anniversary Compilation. His latest release sees him remixing label leader Ahmet Sendil’s Cracker.
Initially appearing on the Bosphorus Underground Various vol.4 compilation in 2008, Cracker is a classic. Tony Kairom’s remix remains faithful to the original with the same grooving beat, blips and percussion and a similar structure. The beats and high hats are crisper with the build up being heavier on the reverb, making for a more spacious sounding track. He uses slightly more syncopated rhythms which peak interest but never distract from the track’s momentum. Kairom has created a sound refresher of Cracker.
Tony Kairom’s remix is a nice update of a classic. It would be interesting to hear other older Ahmet Sendil tracks, like Hardener and Ringo Groove, being reworked by newer producers, such as Glitter and Aiho. We’d also be interested to hear Tony Kairom’s take on Worst Case Scenario. As for Cracker (Tony Kairom Remix), you can be sure that fans of Ahmet Sendil and Tony Kairom will be very pleased with this release.
Keep an eye out for our interviews with Bosphorus Underground artists, including one with the man himself, Ahmet Sendil, coming soon.
Ahmet Sendil, ‘Cracker (Tony Kairom Remix)’ is out today.
- Ann Bartholomew