18 years after John Digweed and Nick Muir rocked clubs with their first foray into breakbeat, Bedrock’s 2003 single “Forge” receives a four-track remix pack courtesy of Kohra and Framewerk. The latest re-work compilation builds on Bedrock Records’ quick start to 2021, following EdOne’s Cramp EP and Outcome & Phillip Straub’s Lyra EP. Forge 2021 RMXS is available to stream across all platforms, and for purchase via the Bedrock Bandcamp page — https://bedrockrecords.bandcamp.com/
A1. Bedrock – Forge (Kohra Remix)
A2. Bedrock – Forge (Framewerk Cure The Soul Mix)
B1. Bedrock – Forge (Framewerk Full On Mix)
B2. Bedrock – Forge (Framewerk Exposure Remix)
Indian DJ and Producer Kohra opens the remix pack with a slow-burning take on “Forge.” For his edit, Kohra deftly builds on the original’s breakbeat ambiance, modernizing the soundscape with complex atmospheric elements and hypnotic percussive fills. After Kohra’s mesmeric remix, the EP moves into three distinct remixes from UK DJ & production team Framewerk. The duo’s first offering to the EP, “Cure the Soul Mix,” shifts the source material towards a more meditative feeling. Named after an Oscar Wilde quote that features throughout the track, the “Cure the Soul Mix” sets an introspective tone through spacious pads and a captivating combination of organic and electronic drum sounds. Forge 2021 Remixes’ B-side ups the tempo with Framewerk’s “Full On Mix,” which utilizes glistening synth patterns to craft a trance-infused take on breakbeat. Framewerk keeps the energy high with the EP’s closer, the “Exposure Remix.” The finale maintains the airy nature prevalent throughout the remix pack, cutting all percussion midway through the track before building towards the EP’s most jubilant chorus. Top to bottom, Forge 2021 Remixes keeps a strong ethereal quality while slowly raising the energy, making it a must-listen experience for old school fans and modern melodic techno fans alike.
ABOUT KOHRA — The practice of seeking the unknown is a journey that doesn’t guarantee anything in the 21st century. Kohra (ک()رہ – fog or mist) is on such a journey, living by the idea of oneness, defying traditional norms by experimenting with the timeless nature of sounds. It’s about finding what your inner-self seeks the most. His productions have appeared on labels like Sol Selectas, Traum, Endangered, Parquet, Steyoyoke and has performed at festivals like DGTL, Awakenings, ADE, EDC, Far Out, Magnetic Fields including venues across the globe. His single ‘Acid Kidz’ went on to Beatport’s Left-Field House / Techno charts at number one for four weeks straight and he continues pushing the boundaries with an undying love for new realms. He decided to expand his vision further with Qilla (ه Urdu – fort or castle) Records in 2011, with a clear aim to bring together more like-minded artists that live close to the unknown and are conscious of it.
ABOUT FRAMEWERK — DJ’s / Producers / Label Owners Based in the UK, Framewerk (aka Darren James and Alec Milliner) are influenced by the encompassing sounds of electronica: from deep to Breaks, chill to electronic and progressive. These sounds are not only found in their own productions and remixes, but also form the basis of their DJ sets and radio shows, and are further enhanced within their own Capital Heaven record Label.