Kerri Chandler kicks off 2021 which his first release of the year, as he remixes the quite brilliant ‘Heartbreak’ by Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
Bonobo and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ “Heartbreak” is an ode to one of electronic music’s formative scenes: NYC’s disco revolution of the 1970’s & 80’s. It’s a scene that was hugely influential on a young Kerri Chandler, and was an important precursor to the house music of which he would go on to be a formative figure.
The legendary American producer and DJ delivers a tough four-to-the-floor remix of the breakbeat-driven original. The reworked track features many of the original core elements and maintains its focus on the iconic sample of Christine Wiltshire’s refrain “I Can’t Take The Heartbreak” from the ‘83 disco anthem “Weekend” by Class Action, delivered over Chandler’s signature swung rhythm and bass.
“First thing is I love Bonobo’s work, so I was excited to have been asked to remix ‘Heartbreak’ for Si & Orlando. We spoke on the phone about the direction that I wanted and felt I should go, and they just trusted me with what I felt as long as I put my swinging beats and vibe to it. We were all in sync with what they were looking for and what I do and I think we’re all happy with the result, I hope you like it too!” – Kerri Chandler.
“I’ve been a long time fan of Kerri’s. He felt like the perfect person for this remix. He called me from the studio and played part of the remix to me on the phone. It was so exciting to hear what direction he was taking with it.” – Bonobo
Check out the remix below, plus stream or purchase from here should you wish.