The female/male vocal dynamic rarely fails to excite, yet (production costs, we’re guessing) remains rare. That two-hander is the basis for Salbart’s latest, and aside from the title-alluding edgier lyrics and quality vocals, the production kicks plenty cool too.
Some classic lush, progressive sounds here with this remix from East Cafe that just builds and builds in lush detail and melody, adding texture upon delicate texture until it peaks with a breakdown that pushes it into the realm of deep trance. Gorgeous stuff.
Icy cool electronics from this shadowy presence, Idioma, making a second contribution to Tim Paris’ excellent Marketing Music label. Appearing way back in 2009 with the delicate ‘Landscapes’, Idioma’s return maps out more seductive, woozy synth lines for remixers Tim Paris and Freude Am Tanzen’s Ruede Hagelstein to remix — both working brilliantly odd new-wave and slick proto-techno styles.
Under the production guidance of Dave ‘Joey Negro’ Lee, his boogie/disco troupe, The Sunburst Band, front the next Z Records release. The first release of 2014 for the London-based band sees new versions of previous, soulful faves, ‘Trust Me’ and ‘Only Time Will Tell’ get new production twists from veteran hip-hop to house DJ, Spinna, and house head Ross Couch. Spinna’s remixes steal the show, produced in a style that nods to vintage Trax and DJ International, with their aptly named ‘Nostalgic Dub’ and ‘Nostalgic Vocal’ versions.