WhoMadeWho – Hi & Low
WhoMadeWho… Aren ́t that those three Danish guys who reformatted Funk Punk with Euro-cowbells a while back? That is correct, but that is also a very narrow question. Shuffling genres emerging from the postmillennial style-clash is but one of their many talents, although perhaps one of their key disciplines. In any case, the genre-crossing think-tank consists of drummer/DJ/producer Tomas Barfod, and the two-headed vocal monster singer/bassist Tomas Hoffding, AKA Bon Homme and singer/guitarist Jeppe Kjellberg. With three extremely different backgrounds in electronica, rock and jazz (respectively), each member supports and compliments each other independently, as one; challenging the traditional ‘band’ structure of days long past.
There is a significant reason why WhoMadeWho, unlike congenial bands like The Rapture, LCD Soundsystem or Radio 4, survived the so-called new millennium. It is their unconditional curiosity towards contemporary club sounds and their approach, often incorporating the functionality of club tracks in their own songs, to look further than the edge of the stage, keeping a close eye on and constantly checking the pulse of the dancefloor. Keeping this virtue close to their hearts has already brought them major exposure in some of the biggest sets from Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, Tale Of us and many more…
WhoMadeWho’s delicious vocal track ‘Hi & Low’ also has several remixes form Emmanuel Satie, Mineo, Konstantin Sibold, as well as M.A.N.D.Y.’s Higher & Lower remix. The original is a warm blend of smooth vocals and catchy pop-dance set in an almost melancholic tone and loads of warmth. Konstantin Siblold’s remix shares a bit more with the original, keeping the trodding vibe and bouncing basslines to create a looser, more relaxed groove. M.A.N.D.Y.’s ‘Higher & Lower’ remix feeds on an alternative vibe, with traditional approaches taking a backseat to a more independent and organic approach, while still letting the machines speak. Mineo’s perspective is as captivating as it is elegant. The chopping and screwing paired with the brilliant and original synth work emits a refreshing original vibe, with influences from diverse genres to be heard throughout. Emanuel Satie strips the drack down to the bones; giving the focus to the diverse elements before slowly rising into a tech-house killer.