Landing his debut appearance on Stacey Pullen’s Blackflag Recordings imprint, Corrie comes correct with his aptly titled EP, Chameleon. The tech house vet breaks off an impressive five-tracker that speaks volumes to his breadth and ever-adapting nature as an artist.
Stepping in with a tech house rework of its own color, Pleasurekraft pulls the title cut into the prime-time arena. Kalle & Kaveh hit damn near every single one of our auditory pleasure points, creating a groove-riddled plexus of dicey drum work, choppy vocal samples and their signature horn play. If pleasure is what you’re in the mood for, then don’t complain when you walk away from this one with a permanent grin. Hear the first full stream of the track after the break, and then take in a few words from Pleasurekraft regarding their contribution.
Available now via Blackflag Recordings.
How do you measure the success of a track?
For us, we had a pretty big hit with “Tarantula” pretty early, and when you have a track that takes off that way, it’s hard not to judge everything that comes after in comparison to that first big record. To be honest, it took a lot of time, and while we’ve had a lot of our tracks do quite well—and that’s always nice to see— how many copies of a record you sell is not the most important thing in the world. Sometimes you make a record that you absolutely love, and it doesn’t necessarily perform great, sales-wise. And now, after a few years of releases, you eventually learn that, with any artistic medium, you can’t take things like that personally. Some fans always want to hear the big records, and I understand that. But at some point, you have to be true to your own artistic expression, regardless of extrinsic pressures.
What were you doing when you came up with the idea for this song?
I was actually at Ushuaia in Ibiza when Loco Dice dropped the original version of “Chameleons” back in 2013. When I heard the robotic vocals along with the horns, which were used sparingly and to full effect, I fell in love with the track. We felt like it had so many incredible elements to be a proper peak-time record, and that’s the direction we wanted to go in, as the original is more groove-based and subdued. The original parts were so strong, our job was just to come up with a proper groove for it and just let the parts shine. The bassline actually came out much more prominently than we anticipated when we set out on the remix. But sometimes making a track is a journey, and even though you might plan certain things, the track is gonna take you down a road you may not have planned on.
What’s your favorite sound in the track?
I think it’s really the harmony of having such completely different and distinct elements that seem like they have no business being together (the robot, the female “whooaa” and the horn stabs) all somehow give the record its signature sound.
Best place to hear this track?
At your mom’s house.
If this song were a color, what color would it be?
The dark purple on the horizon when the last remnants of the sun’s light cling to the sky for one last breath before night settles in.