3 weeks ago
Saturday, 15 September 2012
Maya Jane Coles – No Sympathy
In its original form, No Sympathy is a deep, driving tech-house groove, topped with European-sounding spoken vox from a woman – presumably MJC herself, seeing as no-one else is credited – who's been done wrong and isn't best pleased about it ("you used to get me high/now everything we had has died/no sympathy from me inside/now I just want to make cry"). And it's every bit as good as you're probably expecting from Ms Coles.
Remix-wise, Djuma Soundsystem are up first with a rub that takes us into even deeper, late-night territory. Matthew Burdon & Kate Rathod's Dub Mix takes up the original's slight garage swing and runs with it, transforming No Sympathy into a down and dirty rumpshaker for those lights-down-low sessions, while finally rising Mexican star Holly serves up a mix that's a touch more "deep n' funky" than "deep n' techy" but certainly no less an order-to-dance than MJC's original.
A very fine release that goes to further establish Mexico's place on the deep house map.
Out: This week
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