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Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra - Where Do We Go From Here? (Dego, Andrés & Ben Hauke Remixes) [2016]

Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra - Where Do We Go From Here? (Dego, Andrés & Ben Hauke Remixes) [2016]


1. Where Do We Go From Here? (Dego's 2000black Remix)
2. Where Do We Go From Here? (Ben Hauke Remix)
3. Where Do We Go From Here? (Andrés Remix)

The Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra is Far Out’s in-house, Brazilian disco super group. It features the arrangements of Azymuth’s late Maestro José Roberto Bertrami and the legendary Arthur Verocai amongst a host of other Brazilian musical icons. With a consistent stream of original modern disco sounds, the project has also played host to a series of remixes from some of dance music’s greatest pioneers. FOMDO12 is the latest in this series, with fresh interpretations from Dego, Andres and Ben Hauke of the as yet unreleased ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’

Like ‘Step Into My Life’, which came out last year via two John Morales remixes, ‘Where Do We Go From Here’ is taken from the forthcoming second instalment of the Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra project. Check the first here:

 A1 is Dego’s 2000 Black remix. The broken beat innovator streamlines his sometimes more rugged sound, with the funk as priority. It’s a sophisticated and irresistibly slick disco-house roller, reminiscent of his recent single for Neroli, ‘Don’t Stop (Let It Go)’: with the same cross-genre appeal, a deep and deeply inviting groove, with Dego’s signature swing.

 A2 is a study in contrasts; Ben Hauke’s take looks inward to find its feet, an intriguing riposte to Dego’s open-arms welcome to the dancers. Organic rhythmic elements pile on top of each other, so loose and precariously balanced they seem to be perpetually on the verge of collapse. It’s to Ben’s credit that he pulls it off while showcasing a gifted ear for minor-key melody, with warm synths and piano notes taking his mix to another level. An essential slice of soulful, broken house, it effortlessly builds upon the tracks foundations, adding deeper, darker dimensions to the original’s classy disco sound.

 B1 is Andres’ mix. It’s got the touch of smooth Detroit class that we have come from to expect from him. Woozily silken keyboard chords work their way around an insistent bassline, the jazzy interplay perfectly offsetting the locked groove. The latter is a head-nodding house beat with a touch of boom-bap that belies Andres years of experience in the hip-hop world, most notably as Slum Village’s resident DJ. Vibe-wise, it sits comfortably between Dego’s sophisticated uptempo soul and Ben Hauke’s downbeat late night groove. All three make for a stellar addition to The Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra remix roster, showcasing the many dimensions of their pioneering modern disco sound.

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