When Oumi Janta used ‘Ba:sen’ to soundtrack one of her roller-skating videos, little did she or producer In Deep We Trust know what was to come. With the video getting hundreds of thousands of views overnight and shares from the likes of Alicia Keys, Celeste Barber & Viola Davis the track went on an upward spiral. It was soon signed to FFRR and has apparently since, been labelled a ‘hit’ with support from Pete Tong, Sam Divine & Martin Garrix.
Now, the track is pushed into the realms of summer disco and beyond with German DJ/producer Tensnake’s retouch, putting his blend of boogie, funk and soul into the mix.
Tensnake: “I came across ‘Ba:sen’ through the Instagram video post featuring Afro-German roller-skating influencer Oumi Janta. The track instantly ticked all of my boxes and I added it to my Spotify playlist, ON REPEAT. Funnily enough a few days later I got a call from Andy Daniell who had just signed ‘Ba:sen’ for a re-release of the track. Just like him, I was baffled that I did not know the track when it originally came out in 2012, I think. It’s really fantastic, the production is spot on, it is somewhat minimal, but very catchy at the same time. I had lots of fun remixing it."
Hamburg-born DJ/producer and label boss, Tensnake, secured UK chart success with 2010 single ‘Coma Cat’, officially remixed songs from the likes of Aloe Blacc (‘I Need A Dollar’, 2010), Lana Del Rey (‘National Anthem’, 2012), London Grammar (‘Hey Now’, 2014) and Duke Dumont (‘I Got You’, 2014), collaborated with Nile Rodgers, three-time Grammy-winner Stuart Price, Jamie Lidell, MNEK, Fiora and more for his debut album ‘Glow’ in 2014, and snatched up over 70 million streams on Spotify to date. After the release of his sophomore album ‘L.A.’ last year, and joining the FFRR roster with this remix, Tensnake is aiming to take all the right steps to continue his influence and push ‘Ba:sen’ to further ascension.
In Deep We Trust – 'Ba:sen (Tensnake Remix)' is out now on FFRR, check it out below.