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PREMIERE: Meatier than a bratwurst and filthier than your own dirty mind, Pikachunes’ remix of Oh Bukkake will make you want to take a shower

For someone who takes their name from an international symbol of cuteness and innocence, Pikachunes has proven he knows how to make a filthy track. This remix of Fascinator’s Oh Bukkake is even naughtier than the original, a fetish-infused tune that probably isn’t what Pikachu blasts in his spare time.

That is, unless Pikachu has a secretive soft spot for the kind of scuzzy techno you expect to hear in the darkest corners of clubs you don’t tell your girlfriend about.

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Photo by Kira Puru.

Pikachunes’ grimy remix of Fascinator’s Oh Bukkake takes an aggressively nasty track and somehow fattens it up with even smuttier new flavours.

A successful remix gives a killer track a new spin in the style of the remixing artist. Too often, this results in a messed-up new version that’s utterly indistinguishable from whence it came – the line between losing the influence of the original and making a tune your own is thinner than cheese wire.

Pikachunes walks this precarious line with ease on this remix. All of the slimy licks that make Fascinator’s original are there – the cheeky synth hook and the creeping church vox are instantly recognisable, but Pikachunes’ grotty, beat-heavy influence is just as obvious.

The bassline’s co-dependancy with the percussion isn’t a flaw, but a thriving energy source that gives each beat enough weight to bend steel. It’s the kind of punch you need to hear through a disgustingly powerful PA to absorb, an aural uppercut worthy of Modeselektor or early Chemical Brothers tracks combined with the atmosphere of Seekae’s instrumental LP +DOME.

The abrasiveness of the original is gone, the main line easing off a little compared to the resonant, slightly screechy incarnation Fascinator pushed. The percussion seems more considered too, holding back when it should and smashing out a healthy dose of cowbell in all the right places.

It could be Pika’s most club ready track yet, his usual brand of choral, sordid pop finding less of a footing in such a high tempo jam. The absence of his vocals are also noticeable, but forgiven; contemporary masters of unsavoury electro like Audion and Âme prove that sometimes a vocal line is better left out, and Pikachunes follows suit here by letting the hammering track do the talking.

Like a top-notch bukkake, this track will leave you with full body satisfaction – but you’ll probably feel like taking a shower afterwards. Throw your inhibitions away, and cover yourself in this ripper of a track from Melbourne’s Pikachunes.

Get sweaty to the original Fascinator clip below: