After a spate of individual productions and co-remixes for Albin Lee Meldau, Lemaitre, and Frank Walker, rising Swedish production duo Oliver Nelson & Tobtok (a.k.a Tobias Karlsson) continue to their winning ways via their updated rendition of Stix & Stoned’s “Outrageous” (Perfect Havoc).
Produced by Judge Jules and John Kelly and originally released in 1996, the pair transform the vintage dance floor nugget with funky-ass contemporary vibes.
Amid the buzz of their current collab, we caught up with the duo and asked them to share their favorite tracks of the moment.
Rebūke – Sheila’s Tool
Tobtok’s Choice: We are really happy that disco-house is back with a tougher edge and Rebūke has been putting out really good music last year. I met the guy in Ireland almost three years ago and he’s a top guy. Happy to see that things are going well for him.
Mella Dee – Passing Me By
Sometimes less is more, and this track really shines with its simplicity. The piano riff is mesmerizing, and we’re sure this track will stay in our sets for a while! Mella Dee is in the forefront of a new trend and we are very excited to see what he comes up with in 2019.
Friendly Fires – Heaven Let Me In (Melé Remix)
One of our favorite remixes from 2018, the mixture of genres in this one is remarkable and it gives the track a very interesting character and depth. We’ve been featuring it in our sets and mixtapes the last couple of months!
Silk City – Electricity (Alex Metric Remix)
Without a doubt a massive record and the remix from Alex Metric is just a masterclass bit of music. He has managed to capture the magic of Italo-disco whilst still making it feel fresh in the modern day. We’ve been massive fans of Alex for a great deal of years now and he always manages to push forward and be an inspiration for his fellow producers.
Jungle – Beat 54 (Krystal Klear 12″ Mix)
Oliver’s choice: Jungle has always been a great source of inspiration for me, and I love their unique style. When I heard “Beat 54,” I loved it, but I always figured what would happen if you added a bit more “flare and disco” to it. Then I heard the Krystal Klear remix.