After a couple of releases for the label, including notable remixes, plus the excellent recent 7” for Höga Nord Rekords, Jamie returns to warm glow of Especial for a collective vinyl only EP of 4 unreleased remixes brought together for limited release.
Opening is his dark, brooding rework of See You In The Dark from Sexy Merlin’s 2012 cassette only release Heater. Taking the 2mins + plus original and feeding it through modular and space echo environs, this long form remix has been alighting dance floors whenever aired. Throbbing bass and phased, twisted vocals pull the track deeper, all with that neu-wave touch that has become Jamie’s hallmark – whether sought or not!
Next Jamie turns to the Eastern melodies of Guy Schalom. The drummer and percussionist first came in to Paton’s orbit via his partnership within Cage & Aviary and his remix here strips the original to his affinity with dub and bass. Horns rise and fall, driven by snare and guitar in a unique reversion of a version in the truest (es)sense. Roots and vulture y’all.
The B-side heads back deep with his wonderful remix of Gatos Negros’s Overdrive. Taken from the bands 7th Life album on Spain’s Rotten City, the interplay with arpeggio, bass and vocals shows why Jamie has his own unique following.
Closing the EP sees a return to a relationship first seen via Cage & Aviary’s remixes of Blancmange in 2014. A mutual admiration achieved, the band requested a special remix of their rerecorded 1982 classic Feel Me. Jamie rebuilds the track with a nod to it’s past, his own sound and also, as a final homage to nights remembered at the Brixton HQ years of World Unknown, where the original was such a highlight. Here comes a love song…
released March 23, 2017
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