Botnek & 3LAU - Vikings (Bixel Boys Remix)

Experimental house heavyweights Bixel Boys have come to stand for an experimental peak in New York’s burgeoning talent pool for 2014. Past the execution of such fine moments as “Empire” and remix duties for Golden Features, the duo’s Dim Mak debut sees them turn a fresh hand to Botnek and 3lau’s post-Miami stint “Viking” for an early Autumn shake-up of the sound’s comfort zones. Reassuringly minimalistic and evidently catering to a significant swell in attention for the chunkier remits of modern house music, Rob May and Ian Macpherson really hit home on their mission statement of underground tunes fit for the bigger rooms with this one. Without pushing too much additional collateral upon their sharp beats and expertly woven leads, their take on “Viking” seamlessly caters for a generation that has clearly seen a gap in the market where subtle composure can be used to maximal impact on club floors. This is just that polished getup that Bixel Boys have crafted a considerable legacy through over the past couple of years, making the remainder of the year all for the taking were North America’s next big house heretics are concerned.