"The original was already on-point but Hostage came in and gave it that Funky rework. Top remix."
Is there any musical genre that Will Holland touches that doesn’t turn to gold? Judging by this latest collab with the legendary Shinehead of ‘Jamaican In New York’ fame, it would seem not. Just the right application of vocal, bassline, reverb and echo make this a bona fide release that would have found favour on any Fashion, Pama or Greensleeves label release schedule back in the day.
2013’s ‘White Savage’ on Viewlexx was one of the best debut records of the past decade, but Cliff Lothar doesn’t climb the same heights with ‘Soul Plonk’. The title track is all shifting tones and a buzzing bass that unfortunately sounds like Laurent Garnier’s ‘Sound of the Big Babou’ played at half speed. ‘Slippin'’ is at best average hollowed-out house, with a grungy bass and a repetitive vocal sample, while ‘Bona Feed’ is a step in the right direction with its fusion of high-pitched notes and ominous bass rumble. Overall though, it’s a disappointing release.
Yellow Claw are one of the hottest acts in the trap scene today, notoriously taking influence from the harder styles of dance music, so it only makes sense they drafted in LNY TNZ for their latest remix, an act that are almost the flip of YC, predominantly representing hard music with trap influences. This remix keeps all the charm of the original vocal but with a thundering techy kick. Then, the second drop re-introduces the trap elements, taking the energy of the track to the next level. LNY TNZ continue to be one of the most unique dance music acts, and this remix is only going to propel their profile!