If you're familiar with Honne's usual funk-influenced electronica then you'll feel comfortable, albeit impressed at the duo's restraint when dealing with Tei Shi's original. More laid back than their last remix of Shura's "Just Once", Honne treat the vocals with minimal alteration whilst bulking up the already-substantial bass as the main driving force. They concoct a thick electronic hum that fits in seamlessly with the original melody, with a few additional handclaps and clicks to push you along on a smooth ride to the finish line.
It's an inspired coupling of two artists on the rise who are hard not to pay attention to. And it works.
Tei Shi's Verde EP is released in the UK and Europe on 13 April via Double Denim. Tour dates below:
14 - Komedia, Brighton, UK, The Great Escape
15 - Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium
17 - Paradiso Nord, Amsterdam, Netherlands, London Calling
19 - Pop Up du Label, Paris, France
22 - Manchester, UK, Dot to Dot
23 - Bristol, UK, Dot to Dot
24 - Nottingham, UK, Dot to Dot
2 - O2 Academy, Bournemouth, UK (w/Jungle)
3 - O2 Brixton Academy, London, UK (w/ Jungle)
6 - London, UK, Field Day
7 - Manchester, UK, Parklife