I'm quite a fan of the Kitsune label but I do find their output can be a bit hit and miss. Often i find that remixes are the real gem on a lot of their releases and Roisto's remix of Atlas by Les Gordon's is a prime example of that.
The original is an acoustic guitar led piece of Electronica, it's nice – the vocal cut up is mesmeric and the swing of the drums are lovely. But, there is always a but, as much as i like it there just feels like there is something missing from the track, for me at least.
So it's really interesting to hear where Roisto took the track. Taking the pitch up, reworking the original groove with different instrumentation and his trademarks synths and an underlying bass that counter points the main melody so so well. He strips back the vocal chopping, using it sparingly in reality reworking it into a catchy sing along vocal.
Interestingly when he finally lets the original melody drop it works so much better in the context of the track that it sounds like it should have been the original version with Les Gordon’s original the remix..
I guess it's disco house, but really it just feels like one of those classic Todd Edwards, Grant Nelson style Garage house tracks from the late 90's, perfect for the dance floor, and perfect for the bar/lounge, it’s happy and merry without ever being cheesy.
It’s brilliant stuff, as we have come to expect from Roisto.
You can grab it at most of the major digital stores including iTunes. In fact the rest of the EP is also excellent, the Kidswaste remix also brings a nice variation to the party.