Granted the North Londoner has plenty of competition, whether from Mr Mitch south of the Thames, the reclusive Yamaneko or Strict Face in Australia. But, weaned on a diet of Japanese video games and unafraid to show his tender side, Dark0 has proven himself to be a young master of heartfelt melody.

It’s a skill he demonstrates amply on his remix of the Brownswood-signed Anushka. The original "Kisses" is breezy and light, the Brighton duo choosing to express their romantic desires through a jaunty slice of electronic pop. For Dark0, that won’t do. He raises the stakes tenfold, amping up the drums, throwing in a vaulting synthetic melody, and turning the "weep" dial up to 11. It’s not subtle, but big emotions never are. 

Dark0’s remix of "Kisses" is out now via Brownswood. 

 

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