04 Aug KIDSØ’S MELODIC HOUSE REMIX OF CHRIS DE SARANDY’S ‘WHO I ONCE KNEW‘ DIGS DEEP INTO MALE VULNERABILITY
Following the powerful beats and grooving percussions of their latest single ‘Sunniva‘, Munich duo KIDSØ (Moritz Grassinger and Martin Schneider) serves up flavoursome continental remix of ‘Who I Once Knew’ by British singer-songwriter Chris de Sarandy (out 4 August via Embassy One), a delicate and understated cut of microhouse akin to Robag Wruhme and Isolée.
Channelling the heavy emotional baggage of the nostalgia-laden original while distilling de Sarandy’s expressive electro-acoustic pop into muffled kicks and stifled piano leads, Grassinger and Schneider have expressed in musical terms the male tendency to shut down emotions – all beautifully in line with the song’s subtext: ‘I’m standing on fire, but I can’t move / When the match caught the flame, the light shined on you / I know we both need change, yeah we do / Why’d you have to change to someone new?’
“We are excited that ‘Who I Once Knew (KIDSØ Remix)‘ is finally being released,” KIDSØ wrote. “It was such a fun experience working on it. Chris’s powerful and expressive voice fits perfectly with our musical style. Collaborating with such talented musicians is always a pleasure for us.”