Demuja reintroduces house to Shouse’s ‘Text Apology’
DEMUJA, Austrian-based DJ and maker of house disco beats, has recently spun his own twist on enigmatic house duo SHOUSE’s new release, ‘Text Apology’. A lo-fi, funk-instilled track filled with deep house beats and dreamy, soulful vocals, the remix moves Shouse’s original pop-based track to a heavy, club mix.
The original is an interesting release from Shouse, who often opt for deep house beats with nuances of disco. On ‘Text Apology’ however, Shouse delves into the world of pop and RnB, stripping back their usual heavy bass and replacing it with warm, lasting tones with a focus on vocals. This being the case and though Shouse’s signature beats are what make them stand out from other artists, the release is refreshingly good. It demonstrates not only their flexibility but also their ability to journey masterfully into other genres.
Demuja’s remix on the other hand reinstates house and disco. The vocals are quickened, the bass is deep and an unrefined groove is interwoven throughout the melody. The meaning of the song also seems to change, moving from Shouse’s bittersweet colloquy of wanting someone who doesn’t reciprocate those feelings and, in-line with the title, texting apologies after a drunken night, to a perhaps more empowering meaning. Demuja’s remix illustrates someone who may want another but might not care as much. It’s funny how moving things around a bit and adding a beat can do that.
Demuja and Shouse have recently played alongside each other at Shouse’s 2017 OPENSHOUSE #3 party held at The Gasometer Hotel in Melbourne, however neither have any upcoming tour dates as of yet. Here’s hoping we hear more from them both very soon!
WORDS BY JULIE FENWICK
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