Ask around, ten out of ten people will say that Belly Dance Services is one of the coolest and hottest labels amid the so-called Indie Dance/Dark Disco scene. Home of both acclaimed and rising artists, the Vienna-based imprint, expertly managed by Nick Hanzo (SXDNS065), is finally back after a 5-month deep and very inspiring hiatus to deliver its last episode of the ending crazy year. For the occasion, Andreja Salpe & Ludviq teamed up to deliver two well-constructed originals and invited two fabulous collaborators for the remix duties: None other than Ravintsara (SXDNS141) and Teniente Castillo.
Based in Macedonia, Andreja Salpe has already appeared on other important labels such as Quixotical, PMG Tanz Digital, and Critical Monday, while Ludviq, who just recently moved from Guadalajara to Vancouver, had his work published on NEIN, ODD Pleasures, HEARec, U’re Guay, Emerald & Doreen, Controlla, Golden Soul, Veneno, Belly Dance itself, and his very own Bonkers, just to name a few.
Premiered here, Ravintsara’s take of “Shatter” is definitely a hell of an interpretation. If the original is a fat and embodied cut, the remix goes through a different path by depicting a more aggressive, darker, rock-infused aura, something very characteristic of the up-and-coming French artist’s sonority.
You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Bandcamp page of the label.