Kicking off early Spring in the best way possible, Swedish DJ/production triumvirate Moodshift return with a second remix pack, this time around featuring reworks of their third original production, ‘Touch’. The new 2-track EP features a riveting remix from esteemed Oslo-based talent Simon Field, in addition to a driving reinterpretation from the enigmatic project, MNI. Out now, the 2-track ‘Touch’ remix EP is available to listen to across all streaming platforms.
Simon Field’s take on ‘Touch’ audibly features a darker-tinged tone throughout its entirety, in turn producing a dusky rendition that adds a palpably raw energy to its source material. The vocal is flawlessly complemented by the propelling house beat, as well as its infectious four-on-the-floor flair. Heavy synths, along with atmospheric production elements, aid in creating a sonically enrapturing remix that further showcases Simon Field’s impressive range of talent, as well as his inimitable skills in the studio. In all, his sprightly rework harkens back and nods to Moodshift’s original perfectly, while adding just the right amount of liveliness only Field is known for.
‘I’ve been a big fan of Moodshift and Oliver Nelson and have been supporting their releases from the get-go. It’s an honour to be asked to take part in this release by giving my techy spin on it. Can’t wait to hear this one on dance radios and perform it in the club whenever they open.‘
– Simon Field
MNI’s remix maintains much of the same brooding energy in its first half, before quickly introducing a fun, hefty bass house rhythm into the sonic space. The funky beat lightens up the overall mood of the track with ease and sounds fairly similar to Moodshift’s original production but with edgier sensibilities. The nearly three-minute endeavor finishes with a barrage of bass, flawlessly rounding out the highly-anticipated 2-track EP with a hard-hitting panache.
‘MNI’s vision for the remix was to transmute the energy of Moodshift’s original track into a parallel world in the future where people will be dancing in clubs again.‘ – MNI
Simon Field is an innovative electronic dance music talent hailing from Oslo, Norway, who has been releasing his unique take on the genre for quite some time. Over the years, he’s garnered millions of streams on Spotify and currently draws in over 655k monthly listeners on the platform. His knack for producing has gained him the support of industry heavyweights from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills, to Tiësto, and Joel Corry, to name a few. His January-released hit, ‘So Cold’ featuring Clare Sophia, has already gone on to reach over half a million streams across platforms, setting an exciting sneak peek at what’s to come with his rendition of ‘Touch’.
MNI is a cryptic dance music project that claims its main goal is to disseminate the beloved Berlin-centric sound through a nostalgic pop filter. With MNI’s entrancing rework of ‘Touch’, their stated mission is clearly on the right track.
Off the heels of their 2020 debut, Moodshift effortlessly continues to dazzle listeners with their revered production prowess, in addition to their wholly impressive selection of enlisted remixers. More recently, their remix of Bow Anderson’s ‘New Wave’ has been met with much acclaim, marking their first remixed track of the new year. To hear more from them on a consistent basis, make sure to check out their Moodshift Monday Mix series each week via YouTube or SoundCloud.