February saw the drop of Schenk’s latest release, a 4 track EP entitled “OK” featuring his very tasty original, and three remixes to accompany the release. The original mix of Ok! is a fine example of what you can expect from a Schenk track, stripped back jackin’ funk with crisp clean mixing and production. Like all music, house can fall into so many different sub genres and one thing we look for in our signings (Bone Idle Records) is something a little different. You won’t find a saw or wobble bass here, but what you will find is a floor shaking sub and kick which keeps the track ebbing and flowing throughout. Expect funky fidgety synth/guitar/vocal stabs and breakdowns with a very creative alternative to a white noise build. Don’t sleep on the remixes either, Carbon Parlour, Bassion & Shyne, and 6T9 all put their respective twists on the track, rounding out the release with a bit of electro and some alternative housed up interpretations.
And you can pick up some free downloads accompanying the release from Riggers and Dala (visit the Soundcloud for a download):
And up next, we have a totally free EP with three tasty tracks for your listening pleasure. Schenk truly exhibits his maturing style here, giving us that signature pop in his work, while not overpowering these smooth tech-house grooves. He walks the line between softened synths and the choppiness of Chicago house to deliver a toned down jacking sound. I feel like some of these tracks are just what I need in my earlier/opening sets — tech with some bark, no bite!