Over the course of his seven-year recording career, Jan Schulte has delivered countless revolutionary remixes under the now familiar Wolf Müller alias. Now, Safe Trip has gathered together some of his most celebrated and hard-to-find reworks on Sorry For The Delay: Wolf Müller’s Most Whimsical Remixes.
The collection includes a string of lauded revisions of the likes of Tolouse Low Trax, Africaine 808, BAR and Jose Padilla, all in a trademark percussion-rich, polyrhythmic style that joins the dots between the tropical rhythms of South America, the tribal musical traditions of Africa, the experimental electronics associated with Schulte’s home city of Düsseldorf and the sun-kissed Balearica of Ibiza.
Since making his debut at the dawn of the decade, Schulte has carved out a niche as one of European electronic music’s most distinctive artists. Under this best-known alias, Wolf Müller, the German producer has delivered a string of sought-after singles, two critically acclaimed collaborative albums (the most recent of which, produced alongside percussionist Niklas Wandt, was released earlier this year), and a swathe or radical remixes.
It’s the latter that’s showcased on Sorry For The Delay, whose apologetic title tips a wink to Safe Trip’s debut release, a compilation of Young Marco remixes called Sorry For The Late Reply. The majority of the eight included reworks are revolutionary in nature, with Schulte gaining inspiration from, or making use of, just a handful of elements from the provided source material. For example, the oldest remix in the collection, a 2011 rub of Mungolian Jet Set’s quirky disco cut “Prog Rocks and Moon Jocks”, made with Christian Pannenborg as Montezumas Rache, features numerous vocal and instrumental elements omitted from the Norwegian duo’s final version.
The collection naturally comes packed with deliciously percussive moments, including an undeniably heavyweight translation of Tolouse Low Trax’s “Jaidem Fall” – the first ever Wolf Muller remix from 2014 – a chiming, melodious and sun-kissed revision fo BAR’s 2016 cut “BAR Theme”, an inspired tweak of Africaine 808’s “Rhythm Is All You Can Dance” and a riotous take on “Ba Hu Du”, a never-before-released track from Schulte’s other headline-grabbing, club-rocking pseudonym, Bufiman.
Schulte’s ability to create mesmerizing, slow burn soundscapes can be heard across the compilation, too, from the druggy and psychedelic pulse of his krautrock-influenced version of Telespazio’s “Barrier” and the humid tropicality of the Deep Dub of Sound Species “Balafon Jam”, to the dreamy new age synthesizer lines, twanging Jews Harp and seductive beats of Jose Padilla collaboration “Oceans on the Moon”.
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Artist Jan Schulte Label Safe Trip Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific 2x12" Genre Disco, Downtempo, House Release Date 23 Nov 2018 Track 1 Position A1 Track 1 Title José Padilla - Oceans Of The Moon (Wolf Müller Donkey Kong Beach Dub) Track 1 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ST010/106759_1.mp3 Track 2 Position A2 Track 2 Title Africaine 808 - Rhythm Is All You Can Dance (Wolf Müller Remix) Track 2 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ST010/106759_2.mp3 Track 3 Position B1 Track 3 Title Soundspecies - Balafon Jam (Wolf Müller Deep Dub Remix) Track 3 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ST010/106759_3.mp3 Track 4 Position B2 Track 4 Title Tolouse Low Trax - Jeidem Fall (Wolf Müller Remix) Track 4 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ST010/106759_4.mp3 Track 5 Position C1 Track 5 Title Telespazio - Barrier (Wolf Müller Remix) Track 5 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ST010/106759_5.mp3 Track 6 Position C2 Track 6 Title BAR - Bar Theme (Wolf Müller Remix) Track 6 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ST010/106759_6.mp3 Track 7 Position D1 Track 7 Title Mungolian Jet Set - Moon Jocks N Prog Rocks (Montezumas Rache Mix) Track 7 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ST010/106759_7.mp3 Track 8 Position D2 Track 8 Title Bufiman - Ba Hu Du (Wolf Müller's Unreleased Version) Track 8 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/ST010/106759_8.mp3 Track 9 Position No Track 9 Title No Track 9 Preview URL No Track 10 Position No Track 10 Title No Track 10 Preview URL No Track 11 Position No Track 11 Title No Track 11 Preview URL No Track 12 Position No Track12 Title No Track 12 Preview URL No