RODUX – Iron Fan EP

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Sounding like Christmas on the club floor, the expansive and ultra-energetic quality of Rodux’s Iron Fanexudes a thickly layered tech-house tribalism that’s kept within the minimal genre by its underlying dubby throb.

While Iron Fan’s big room bounce is unbreakable, this EP sports 4 remixes in which each producer takes a decidedly different turn. The first from Rodux himself strips the track down to a chunky tech-house gallop. Joe Silva gets it down to hard-edged techno basics, and Edgar De Ramon funkifies and hammers away in a progressive tech-house stomper. Chris Fortier brings on the after-party version, which smoothly lightens the whole track up while at the same time most closely resembles the original, and Rodux winds it all down with the deep and dubby Rhythm-and-Sound like “Orchids.”
Thoughtless Music
by Romina Wendell
(originally published in Exclaim)


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