Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Nick Hollyster & Robin Orlando - Hey Mama

The latest from Galway's ever-excellent Elevation Recordings reworks chunks of vocal from The Temptations' Papa Was A Rolling Stone. It's not the first time that's been done of course, but it's done well here – and subtly, because they've not used the chorus at all.

The original is a deep house cut with a tribal/Afro kinda slant, the kind of thing you might expect someone like Jerome Sydnenham, Danny Krivit or Jephte Guillaume to play. The Re:You Remix has a more chopped-up, skippy vibe and de-emphasises the vocal, Pete Moss takes us into 'deep n' proggy' territory, Pablo Fierro's mix is more stripped-down and spacey and finally Frogs In Socks make the most of the vocals while also going for a skippier feel, making the hype sheet comparisons to Todd Edwards not entirely unjustified.

It's Pablo Fierro and Pete Moss's mixes that I'm feeling the most but this is a strong package that'll appeal to deep house heads of many persuasions.

Out: This week

About: You can find Elevation Recordings on MySpace, Soundcloud or Facebook.

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