Toronto's Kozmik Hype Recordings returns with DJ Mystik Mike and the 'Black Magic EP', the new single in the label's distinctive house music style.
A mainstay on the Toronto scene, Mystik Mike has been spreading the house message since the 90s as a DJ, club owner, and radio show host. With 'Black Magic', Mike delivers a solid groove with pulsating basslines and clean accents. The bulk of the cut is built around a big bass sound, synth, and shuffling percussion. The Keys are teased out before coming in proper with the breakdown.
Keeping it a Toronto affair, remixes come from fellow veteran Canadian DJ's Paul Stickman and Steve Venom.
The techno remix from Paul Stickman (Stickman Records, Aquarius Recordings, DNH, SCI+TEC) slowly evolves into darkness with a mesmerizing effect and sinister breakdown rolling into a pounding kick drum.
Steve Venom's remix focuses on an acid bass line and tech-inspired tribal chops, with a quirky fix to it