Germany meets Italy in this explosive clash of acid house heads, with a hefty remix package in support.
Berlin underground hero Stefan Braatz has been a fan of Italian duo Hard Ton since their 2009 monster ‘Time To Jack’, and has wanted to work with them ever since. “ We connected via social media at some point and talked about music and projects”  he explains. “ Sooner or later I had them in the boat for the track ‘I Need U ’”.

We should all be thankful he reached out to them: this new track is an absolute beast. A masterful slice of camp acid house / disco fusion, the track revolves around a high-drama falsetto vocal and a squelching 303 bassline, supported by classic drum beats. Its succinct arrangement is testament to how quality each part is, with little else needed to make this anthem soar.

The remixes offer a host of heavyweight alternatives. Label mainstay Joyce Muniz injects nagging chords and a throbbing tom tom bassline into her stripped-back version, lacing it with some spooky filtered synth delays for some added atmospherics.

“I Need U (Joyce Muniz Remix)” is out on June 12th, via Exploited Ghetto.




Artist: Stefan Braatz, Joyce Muniz
Title: I Need U feat. Hard Ton
Label: Exploited Ghetto
Release Date: 2020-06-12




– jbravo
Juany Bravo

Managing Editor