Daily Dose: ‘Missing Wires’ by Soulwax

Soulwax are a group who unlike most other DJ’s make remixes I always stop and gravitate towards, and they’ve definitely got a methodology that stands out from the crowd. The ability they posses to be both extremely angular and effortlessly funky is quite a rare one, and I’m sure on occasions they skirt close to robothood with some of their work. Their remix of Metronomy’s ‘Love Letters’ is one of my most listened to tunes on my phones, for it’s nuance, clever production ideas and relaxed groove all blend together perfectly to create a fantastically catchy listen. I thought for a long time that Soulwax was just one dude (or dudette), but they actually identify as three dudes: David Dewaele, Stephen Dewaele and Stefaan Van Leuven, from Ghent, Belguim. I also didn’t realise that when they aren’t doing their alternative rock/electronic shenanigans they also perform as the magnificently names 2manydjs. Anyway, this track throws the kitchen sink at the start, kicking back as much as possible early on in a manner reminiscent of a Daft Punk tune (I’m sure the Soulwax chaps are devotees). As hinted at before, it’s all very sharp in pretty much every sense of the word, which does make for that aforementioned unique sound, and while the lyrics probably aren’t going to set the world on fire, the whole package is more than intriguing and engaging enough to maintain interest. It’s off an album called From Deewee (24th March, 2017) their eighth album (impressive), which, dare I say it, might be worth a listen. I’ve put it straight on a walk playlist, as it’s very good at the job of helping you breeze somewhere speedily with as little effort as possible.





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