REVIEW Red Axes ‘Sun My Sweet Sun (Konstantin Sibold Afro Tech Remix)’ [Permanent Vacation]

Konstantin Sibold has crafted a steady reputation as one of Germany’s most proficient producers in the recent years. As his earlier productions mostly focused on House music, it was the year 2016 that marked a milestone for the German producer when his Techno anthem ‘Mutter’ became last year’s most charted track.

Rather than focusing on a wide palatte of tribalistic sounds – as the ‘afro’ title of Konstantin’s latest remix of Red Axes’ tune ‘Sun My Sweet Sun’ may suggest – Sibold relies on a heart-stomping loop that is enriched with a steady kickdrum and represents one of the track’s pillars. The aforementioned percussive elements are cleverly engineered and carry the track until the warm synth hook is welcomed on the first breakdown. Then Konstantin introduces a melody that evokes sentiments of joy and warmth as if the sun itself made its appearance in the music and shines through elements made by human craft.

Now topping the Beatport charts, Konstantin’s remix of ‘Sun My Sweet Sun’ combines the old-school elements of his housy days with the rough edges of techno, resulting in a sure fire dancefloor anthem for the summer.

Red Axes’ remix EP of ‘Sun My Sweet Sun’ was released August 8th, 2017 on Permanent Vacation. (Ricardo Reyes)