Visionquest have somewhat of a coup on their hands with the signing of Wareika. As one of those interesting dance music entities that are a band rather than studio bound producers, their music has a deep and organic fluidity, which suits the deep Detroit stable right down to the ground.
Their freeform mentality shines through on Madame Scorpion; after a brief establishing passage, the typical house structure is thrown out of the window, with elements fading in out of existence at will.
Spanish influences weave through the first half of the track, conjuring the image of Madame Scorpion flamenco dancing for her very existence.
Then, catching you by surprise, you are tugged through a diversion, as twinkly synths and pianos catch your breath, paving the way for Derek Kamm’s soulful interjection.
Veteran deep house man Henrik Schwarz is drafted in on remix duty; choosing to pare back on the drama of the original for straightforward dancefloor adaption, he focuses on a tightly knit rework that simultaneously perforates the foreground and lingers in the reverbed background.
This leaves us two cuts of contrasting class, that bodes well for Wareika’s future works on Visionquest.
|Artist: Wareika feat. Derek Kamm
Title: Madame Scorpion EP
TracklistMadame Scorpion feat. Derek KammMadame Scorpion feat Derek Kamm (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Our rating: 7.5/10