by Thomas Bedward March 24, 2021
Crossover releases between artists have always been an exciting thing. Whether they’re established artists or relative unknowns, the idea of two different sounds colliding to form one visceral cut will always be cause for excitement, but when that collaboration comes from Head Fake and Dub Fu Masters, you just know you’re in for something extra special.
A three-track release that fires on all cylinders and unleashes waves of vibrant club-heavy experiences, the new EP is a perfect blend of the two bands, taking the deep house vibes of London’s Dub Fu Masters and twisting them artfully around the retro synths and sonic sounds that Head Fake have become synonymous with. Head Fake’s inspiration behind this appropriately titled project was to make club versions of their previously released tracks, such as ‘One Step’, one of the first recorded tracks of their career; ‘Trump Funk’, a song encompassing the chaos of the past four years; and ‘Overjoyed’, a sober song that features some of his most upbeat and expressive lyrics to date.
Lying somewhere between remixes and recreations, the three cuts that make up ‘Head Fake vs. Dub Fu Masters’ all shine with a sharp, immersive club sound, one that will charm, entertain, and delight in equal measure. Opening cut ‘One Step’ returns with a new sense of focus, delivering a staccato beat, sonic synths, and a riotous club vibe, while ‘Trump Funk’ rellies effortlessly around some eclectic bass guitar and dizzying electronic beats. It’s a whirlwind pairing but made all the better by closing number ‘Overjoyed’, one of the most sonically driven and lyrically engaging club songs we’ve heard in years. Hitting hard with more electric bass guitar, dark 80’s vibes, and a compelling rhythm that just never quits.
Arguably one of the most intensive and impressive club collaborations that you could imagine, Head Fake and Dub Fu Masters have done a sterling job reanimating the old tracks and bringing them into a new style. You can stream the full EP right now via Spotify.
At their core, the three tracks that makeup ‘Head Fake vs. Dub Fu Masters’ were designed to produce a response, but through their transformation they’ve found a new focus, shining with rhythms, sounds, and a unique style that illustrate the best that modern club can be.
The full release is available now on Spotify and all major platforms and be sure to follow Head Fake on Instagram for more information.
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