Next up on Nang it is time for a slice of spot-on male vocal house and disco. Liverpool based Thomas Lang made some fine albums in the 80s and 90s with John Murphy (who went on to carve a highly successful career in movie tracks) and David Hughes. Somewhere in between that and a string of recent albums (Torch Songs and The German Alphabet) he also managed to buy one of the finest recording studios in North West England, Parr Street Studios (the "Abbey Road of the North").
We are pleased here at Nang to see a new avenue turned in Tom's life, his first foray into the dance world. "Scared" was written with late Liverpool songwriter John Uriel quite some time ago. It first emerged as a b-side to Tom's comeback single "August Day" in 2011. Here at Nang we always loved the smooth and sophisticated vocal and melody. When Tom suggested some remixes we were on board.
"Scared" is a peak time vocal house track, here presented with more remix options than you could ever imagine. First up we head off for Kim and Buren's Disco version. Locked on bass guitar grooves, tight drums and sparkling synths. All great as you would expect from one of our favourite production teams. Pete Herbert, local DJ is a friend of Nang and often sticks his head around the door... As usual every time he does we sign him up for remix duties. His chunky, floor led remix does the business for any gig occasion.
Fellow Liverpool DJ crew The Imposters are next up with their hypnotic, swing-house rework which highlight the layered vocals and smooth sax. Camanchi take us for some peak time House action next before The Imposters are back with a dubbed up version of their remix.
To round off the package we head down dub and chill alley. First Kim and Buran lay down the slowfunk-groove challenge with their "Slowmotion" mix. Pete Herbert completes the set with his downtempo reprise and dubbed versions.