Catz ‘n Dogz celebrate 20 years of landmark chart-topping releases and bucket-list international shows with 4 new remixes sandwiching a Various Artists compilation LP, with the first Double A side EP ‘Wave’ (Matisa Remix) / ‘Rave History’ (Maruwa Remix) out May 5th and bursting with dancefloor energy.
Polish duo and longtime friends Greg and Voitek aka Catz ‘n Dogz’ wide appeal includes crossover hits like their recent official remix of Shakira and Bizarrap ‘Bzrp53′ and Chucky 73, while their high rep with tastemakers means working with artists like Gerd Janson and Solomun, and remixing Roisin Murphy, Disclosure, LF System, RÜFÜS a.m.m… they’ve four studio albums, two record labels under their belt, plus have founded their own festival/events, fast becoming international names.
‘Wave’, originally a slamming sexy slice of thumping house with assertively slurred female vocal, gets a more spacey, trippy dimension from Italian Matisa (Steel City Dance Discs, On Loop, Permanent Vacation), adding high-pitched tinkling notes, the vocal distorted and echoey, while losing none of the phenomenal energy and speed.
‘Rave History’ is still pure dancefloor fuel, but with the original ‘love-child of Chemical Bros and Prodigy’ 90s vibe reworked by Frankfurt-based Maruwa (Lobster Theremin, Shall Not Fade, IDA) with hard-driving house, chopped-up war cries, twanging arps, and the sweet melodic Simple Minds synth given its head, all upping the high energy to impossible. ‘We really love the energy of Matisa and Maruwa. Their tracks are always in our sets. These two originals are very important to us, so we thought what better time to rework them than this milestone? Both remixes are working really well in our sets right now.’
The 20-track ’20 Years’ VA compilation drops digitally May 12th, including the duo’s largest pivotal releases, remixes and collaborations, featuring artists like Bicep, Solomun, RÜFÜS, Marlena Shaw, Claude Vonstroke, Blue Hawaii, Gorgon City… Future remixes incoming from Andres Campo (19.05) and Krystal Klear (23.06).
‘These new releases and the 20 Years tour are to celebrate every party, every record we’ve put out into the world, every label we’ve released on, every venue, every inspiring talent we’ve worked, played and toured with… And most importantly, every raver who’s ever got down at a Catz ’n Dogz rave, and the fans who’ve supported us along the way.’
‘Wave / Rave History’ is out May 5th on Pets Recordings. Save/stream it here: https://ampl.ink/yVOBN
- Catz ‘n Dogz feat. ZENSOFLY & Maxville – Wave (Matisa Remix)
- Catz ‘n Dogz – Rave History (Maruwa Remix)