Single of the Week: Thomas Haak “Lalo Shuffle (Rework)”

Planet of the Apes

Single of the Week: Thomas Haak “Lalo Shuffle (Rework)”

Berlin-based rare groove DJ Thomas Haak updates Lalo Schifrin’s 1975 “Ape Shuffle (Theme from ‘Planet of the Apes’)” to create “Lalo Shuffle (Rework)” for the long-running UK-based Resense label. Haak fashions a funky nu-disco curiosity by beefing up the 4/4 kick drum, pushing the rhythmic ape grunts to the foreground, and strategically holding back the cinematic horn charts until 2/3 in.

On the flip side, Haak digs even deeper into nu-disco, reworking Herbie Hancock’s “Magic Number” (from his 1981 Magic Windows album). Haak increases the tempo and strips away Sylvester’s diva vocal.

The limited vinyl single and digital downloads are available now on Resense’s Bandcamp page.

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