4 weeks ago
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Submantra & DJ Umbi - 707 EP
First up is 707 itself. The original's a late-night deep house groover with disembodied vocals floating atop a chunky synth bassline and crisp percussion, and with something of a blissed-out, Balearic feeling overall. The Sleeper Remix beefs up the beats and emphasises the track's trippy, dreamy qualities, making this a perfect heads-down cut for afterhours floors, while Holland's Mark Mywords takes us on a funkier, subaquatic kinda ride.
Lurking on the B, meanwhile, you'll find Give Me Your Love. In its Original form, this is a midtempo, soulfully-inclined deep houser with a full-phat b-line, that's equally well suited to dancefloor play or home listening. The Universal Solution Remix busies up the top-end in a more head-y, driftaway and at times slightly proggy take, while the Alex V Remix goes in the opposite direction, stripping back the beats to turn the track into a sparse-but-sumptuous bass-heavy eyes-wide-shut 4am groover.
A quality package all round, with Mark Mywords' mix of 707 just taking the gold for me and Alex V's take on Give Me Your Love a close second.
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