Mookee – “Anhaga” (Rushkeys Remix)


A hypnotically caressing electronic success, the Rushkeys remix of Mookee‘s “Anhaga” proves ravishing from start to finish. A wintry synth-forward intrigue sets forth initially, expanding with a pulsing bass-y prominence as stutter-y vocals weave in seamlessly. A haunting vocal effect lingers in the background as the first minute passes, with a lusher vocal effect entrancing a minute later. Spacey synth textures take hold in the final minute, shifting to the familiarly inviting initial feeling to conclude this engrossing success.

Rushkeys’ remix marks the Lithuania-based artist’s return to Berlin-based label Stereofox, with the release marking the second from Mookee’s forthcoming EP, Alinea Remixed. Rushkeys, PALLADIAN, and others are amongst the contributors on the EP, and the collaboration meant a lot to Rushkeys. He elaborates further on his personal aim with this successful re-imagining:

“I was very happy when Mookee offered to remix one of the tracks from his latest EP on the Stereofox label. I’m a big fan of his music and his latest release has been on my playlist for a long time. I chose the track Anhaga because I liked its cinematic sound and how beautifully instrumental textures are combined with electronic timbres. I tried to interpret the tune through my creative voice by taking it somewhere slightly new. I did it by giving more tense electronics, faster tempo and floaty vibe while capturing its original spirit. In the background of the track I used a recording of me walking through the snow in the middle of nowhere from my trip in Iceland. Anhaga – means ‘the alone one, or the loner’, so I think this earthier dimensionI contributes to the overall feeling of loneliness and coldness in this track.”

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Electronic.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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