A single which kickstarted the duo’s opening to 2021, Booka Shade reveal a trio of remixes for ‘Pray’ courtesy of Chris Malinchak, Monkey Safari and Joplyn. Brooklyn born, New Jersey-based DJ/producer Chris Malinchak apparently shot to international acclaim in 2013 with his track ‘So Good To Me’, with the years following welcoming material via the likes of French Express and Ultra, plus the launch of his weekly radio show on Sirius XM Chill.
With material via labels including Anjunadeep, Bedrock, Get Physical, and their own Hommage imprint, the home of their forthcoming album scheduled for this summer, German pairing Monkey Safari have possibly become one of melodic house and techno’s most popular duos, while Berlin-based star Joplyn arrives fresh from her debut album ‘Pappelallee 01’ having already collaborated with the label bosses on their 2020 album, ‘Dear Future Self’.
Offering three takes on the track, Malinchak’s remix sees the American layer dreamy melodies and sparkling synths beneath the original’s vocals, with the release set to drop first to open the month.
Hot on its heels, Monkey Safari work chords with percussion and fluctuating leads to unveil a warping and winding journey, before Joplyn toughens up the production and brings it into the peak time via kicks, undertones and basslines.
All the remixes are out now on Blaufield Music.