Rain & Shine (feat. Navid Izadi)
- Artists Bali Family, Kresey, Brigante, DJ Pierre
- Release Date 2013-09-16
- Labels Southern Fried Records
- Catalog ECB374D
And so to the record - in original form it is a deep, slow paced and sun kissed house cut with ticking percussion riding up and down the middle of the track as long lingering, sombre piano chords and squelchy analogue leads fill in the spaces. The rapped vocals add a sultry attitude, whilst the more breathy and expansive phrases of Jamie Graham keep things decidedly blissed out. The track is already a huge hit with veteran tastemaker and all round musical hero Andrew Weatherall and has been a point of interest since it first featured on Damian Lazarus' Burning Man Lazpod last year. As well as a dub version, Kresey turns in a more direct and dancey deep house version for the floor, and Brigante delivers a Splatt Egg remix that is stripped right back to a subtle kick drum and long stringy percussive lines, teasing as it goes. Finally, DJ Pierre goes hard and raw on his reinterpretation, remaking the track for the more pumping peak time hours whilst retaining the original's oh-so smooth vocals. Here's hoping this is the first of many from the Bali Family.