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Make Up by Hard Ton feat. Snax

Italian duo and biggest disco queens of the XXI Century Hard Ton land on Freeride Millenium with a superb new single backed with big remixes from Soulphiction, HiFi Sean, Super Drama, and Box Office Poison and provocative artwork from Daniel Rajcsanyi.

Make Up by Hard Ton feat. Snax. Photo by Freeride Millenium Photo by Freeride Millenium

Hard Ton is all about Sylvester-styled falsettos vocals, hi-nrg beats and screaming acid basslines made on analogue synths and vintage drum machines which lends their sound a rugged and authentic edge. They are firm favourites in the disco world with releases on Rekids, Toy Tonics, and Opilec Music that light up global dance floors and charts alike. Here they link with Berlin-based American musician, singer, and songwriter Snax to great effect.

The fantastic "Make Up" is a cover of the 1982 gem from Prince protege's Vanity 6, here it is offered up as a warm and steamy cut with vast rubbery kicks and big drum fills. Soaring synths rise up through the always dramatic track to keep lifting the energy levels and spoken words and yelps, chunky synth vamps, and rattling hits all make for a brilliantly dynamic trip.

Philpot founder Soulphiction is a long time underground stalwart who flips the track into a deeper and more intense affair stripped of some of the drama and instead focusses on vast, funky guitar riffs that get you loosening your bones. Super Drama is Jerome Slesinski and Jon Arnold, a pair with a great reputation as resident DJs at LGBTQI+ hot spots such as Dalston Superstore and Adonis and frequent guests on NTS, Worldwide FM, and Rinse FM. They offer up a bright, synth-heavy vision with stepping arps and freewheeling drum loops that are taught, twisted, and terrific.

Then comes Hifi Sean, whose FT album won him critical acclaim and took him to headline slots on the Billboard Chart, and to DJ sets all around Europe, the USA, and Australia. House, disco, and techno all feed into his work and this remix is a rugged and ragged affair that builds the intensity through tough synth stabs and prickly drum work. Last, of all, Snax assumes his Box Office Poison alias which has been active for the last decade with various bootleg and official remix projects. He re-builds the track as an upbeat house cut with a bounce in the kicks and plenty of neon melodies and classic synth chords.

Hard Ton feat. Snax - Make Up
Release Date January 2021
Label Freeride Millenium

Tracklist
1. Make Up (Original Mix)
2. Make Up (Soulphiction New Jack Swing Mix)
3. Make Up (Super Drama Mix)
4. Make Up (Hifi Sean Remix)
5. Make Up (Box Office Poison Remix)