We just had to snap this one up. Originally released on Copenhagen's wonderfully-quirky Tartelet imprint 2 home to bonafide electronic geniuses such as Brandt Brauer Frick, Kenton Slash Demon and Wareika 2 Tahloula's We Play House is a low-slung, late night, sultry groove in its original incarnation. Seductive vocals and a nonchalant, loose funk b-line are the order of the day, the concoction reminiscent of the likes of Zwicker and Belleruche.
Classy gear indeed, but it was Chris Lattner's typically skippy, bending-bassline remix that Tartelet showcased, and which has been receiving consistent support from plenty of big guns across 2011. While it doesn't embody the science of a rocket, it sure packs the power of one. This one plays house in jacking, ass-shaking fashion, blending deeper textures with sassy techno wiggle.
M.A.N.D.Y. continue to consistently impress with their wonderfully spooky Sweatbox Remix, treading the line precariously between haunting and moody and curiously euphoric. A teasing, plodding bassline creates a sensual feel, bumping under gentle shimmying hats and bugged-out vocal treatments. Watch out for the high-impact drop. Think Art Department, Alex Nagshineh and so forth. A stunning rework.
Recent Great Stuff signings Nice7 get busy on the final remix, and make the choice of which to play even trickier. The most pumping of the lot, this delectable version sees the Italian duo keep the old skool jack rolling throughout, with the energy levels high from start to finish. If you like your house music lively, vibrant and mischievous, this is guaranteed to tickle your proverbial fancy.
Don't sleep on this truly excellent package.