Fresh on the heels of his visit to Chicago by way of the much-hyped Apex Tour, Maceo Plex/Maetrik (Eric Estornel) has released a monster remix that has been absolutely smoking dance floors for the past few weeks. We were fortunate enough to hear this track and so much more this past weekend at Chicago’s Lacuna Lofts, where both Dixon and Maceo Plex  (Numbers 1 and 6 in the 2013 Resident Advisor poll, respectively) appeared in top form.  Chicago’s Paradigm Underground crew brought top dollar Void sound and visuals to a unique artist loft space near to Chicago’s venerable Pilsen neighborhood.  An easy highlight of the night was hearing Maceo Plex play the aforementioned remix, a slick rework of a GusGus track called “Crossfade” [Kompakt].   GusGus is no stranger to the forefront of electronic music, as the Icelandic production crew has been around for years with tracks supported by a revolving door of the world’s top jocks. My first interaction with GusGus came via one of the first DJ mixes I ever feasted ears on, Sasha and John Digweed’s Northen Exposure 2, released in 1997. I wont sit here and pretend I listened to Sasha and Digweed in 1997 at the ripe age of 10, but I did first hear the Northern Exposure mixes around 2004 and they are absolute classics. In any case, as one of my favorite producers, I’ve often posted about Maceo Plex on the blog and wanted to share a slice of his powerful set from Saturday.  “Crossfade” was released yesterday on the famous Cologne-based imprint, Kompakt. Maceo’s remix will fall loosely into the tech house bucket with pronounced splashes of electro, as he has often featured in his more contemporary production and remix work.  Enjoy.

GusGus – Crossfade (Maceo Plex Mix)



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