Dillon Francis debuted his DJ Hanzel side project live at Imagine Festival this weekend, premiering an impressive new track in the process. Considering that the German deep house persona started out as a tongue-in-cheek gag, what he and Drezo put together for the DJ Hanzel remix of Francis' NGHTMRE collaboration, "Need You," is actually pretty respectable.
Keep in mind, this isn't a typical tech house track - but that may well be the best thing about it. It's not like Francis was about to trick anybody into thinking he was actually a deep house producer, so it's more appropriate that he and Drezo borrowed the elements that they did and used them to construct such a unique arrangement.
We might lose a little street cred by endorsing the DJ Hanzel remix of Dillon Francis and NGHTMRE's "Need You," but the fact of the matter is that nothing else around sounds quite like it. With any luck, this unexpected creative tangent will result in more music from the quirky side product in the coming months.