Oh Mercy

by Food Pyramid

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After releases for Discos Capablanca and Moon Glyth, Food Pyramid join
Especial for a remix EP of their album-only track Oh Mercy. Updated by the in-house team Apophenia, before being given the full italo treatment by SF’s Inhalt and a true Especial twisted FX double mix by the man, the myth, Jamie Paton.

Minneapolis collective, Food Pyramid are welcomed to the label with the twisted psychedelic electronics of Oh Mercy. Taken from their Mango Sunrise album of 2012, its warped breakbeat jam-fusion has long been a secret favourite of the label, so it seemed right to present it on a unique EP.

Starting with a 2015 rework at the hands of the label’s in-house production team of Apophenia, the original is extended with respect, keeping much and taking out little (the horns) so that the originals groove can ride and ride.

This is followed by a superb remix from Inhalt. After themselves appearing in the form a remix EP (EES009) it seemed now was the right time to get on board with their own take and in the process creating a pumping Italoesque classic. In the same way Timmy Regisford turned NOIA’s Rules To Survive in to a mid-80s Chicago all time top 10, this remix harks to all that was good of that time, notably replaying much of the instrumentation, while keeping it aimed squarely at today’s floor. Who said Razormaid?

On the flip are killer remixes from the label’s main man Jamie Paton. Locked in an increasingly modular headspace, he digs deep and expansive. Premiered on the recent Beats In Space showcase, the Remix kicks far and wide, pushing club systems to the max, this yearns to be played at 7am Panorama Bar. Sliding straight (and you’ll miss it) in to the Dub, stripping it wayyy back, let the drums do the talking.

Oh baby, have mercy on me.

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released July 23, 2015

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