Todd Terje – Maskindans (ft. Det Gylne Triangel)

The Norwegian producer transforms a vintage new wave track into a pulsating dancefloor beast.

In February, Todd Terje re-emerged three years after the release of ‘It’s Album Time’ with new music, ‘Jungelknugen’. Instead of just giving us a fresh track though, the Norwegian producer veiled the whole thing in a shroud of mystery by getting Four Tet to rework the tune, leaving the listener to wonder just where Todd ended and his fellow producer began. Now he’s given us a bit of a less enigmatic taste of what to expect from his upcoming second album, in the form of ‘Maskindans’. Well, it’s actually a cover version of a track by Norwegian new wave duo Det Gylne Triangel, a three minute slice of vintage 80s electro with a post punk, almost industrial sheen. Todd’s recruited their singer to re-record the vocals for his version, thereby retaining a bit of the doom-laden edge that defined the original, but he’s completely reimagined the rest, turning it into an entirely different beast. This is a nine-minute dancefloor behemoth complete with arpeggiated synths pulses, pitch-shifting blasts of electronica, a dose of funked-up guitars and a good smattering of slightly tricky percussion that keeps the listener on their toes (in more ways than one). It’s fit to bursting with unbridled energy and is just another truly tantalising glance at what might be included on album ‘Numero Twomero’.

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