Prolific Producer Oliver Schories Remixes Jasper Sommer’s ‘Wouldn’t You Like To Know’

German DJ, label owner, and artist manager Oliver Schories has shared a remix of English musician Jasper Sommer’s track ‘Wouldn’t You Like To Know’ via EFG Records Oy.

Having garnered over 140 million streams on Spotify alone, Oliver Schories emerged onto the music scene over a decade ago, captivating audiences worldwide with his innovative approach. Debuting in 2012 with ‘Herzensangelegenheit’ under Parquet Recordings, the Hamburg native swiftly rose to prominence, releasing albums like Exit (2013) and Blitzbahn (2018) on acclaimed labels such as Stil vor Talent and Get Physical. A relentless performer, Schories toured extensively, culminating in a peak in 2019 with global performances and acclaimed EPs like Maia. In addition to his own music, he founded labels like SOSO, showcasing diverse talent. Amidst the pandemic, he remained prolific, releasing ‘Paradigm’ (2020), and notable collaborations like ‘Packard’ with Jan Blomqvist. 

The original track comes off English musician, record producer, and singer-songwriter Jasper Sommer’s genre-bending EP, Memento, released earlier this year via EFG Records Oy. Jasper has received support from the likes of Mixmag, COMPLEX UK, Clash Magazine, Notion and Earmilk, drawing comparisons to the likes of Four Tet and James Blake.

‘Wouldn’t You Like To Know’ is a signature Jasper Sommer genre-bender, coated in his distinct moody darkness. Melancholic ambient synths set the tone with Jasper’s smokey, languid vocals. A muffled beat weaves in and out as glittery pads twinkle gently, infusing the track with introspective ambivalence.

Oliver Schories’ take on the track is unexpected, lifting it into the realms of deep/melodic house with a bouncy four-on-the-floor, infectious shakers, lush synth sweeps and uplifting chords. Reminiscent of the sounds of Ben Böhmer, Bonobo, and Parra for Cuva, the track retains Jasper’s signature dark ambivalence while Oliver Schories transforms its shadowy broodiness into an anthemic accompaniment to pulling oneself out of a dark place.

Oliver Schories shared: I was originally asked to remix Jaspers‘ track ‘Memento’ and really liked the idea but then I listened through his entire album and came across ‘Wouldn’t You Like To Know’. I was instantly hooked by the bass and thought: This is the one!“.

Stream Jasper Sommer’s ‘Wouldn’t You Like To Know’ (Oliver Schories Remix) here.

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