Hot on the heels of the co-release between Especial and Cocktails d’Amore Music of the Sfire Remixes EP (EES023/CDA013) comes an accompanying release with a pair of deeper, stripped back remixes from the inimitable Timothy J Fairplay and Willie Burns.
Well known as producers, DJs and label managers with their Crimes Of The Future and WT Records respectively, as well as appearing on a who’s who of electronic labels including Pinkman, Unknown To The Unknown and L.I.E.S, both have appeared in various guises on both parent label Emotional Response and Especial.
Here then are 4 remixes – 2 each per side – that take the unique original to new dance floor extremes. Timothy steps up first with his take on Sfire 2 via differing vocal and instrumental versions. His trademark, echo laden rolling percussion and “Carpenter” key lines take the original Synth-pop homage to the dark room. Adding Arps, a lifting, hedonistic breakdown and the scatter-stepper drums and claps found on the Instrumental version and this is pure Crimes Of The Future territory and the better for it.
Willie meanwhile has long followed his own deep path for his take on Sfire 3, offering possibly his deepest remixes to date. Thudding kick, brooding pads and dark strings force the vocals to go down, way down for examination. The distorted vocals of Remix 1 are countered by Remix 2 letting the track shine via a seemingly endless 4/4 beat. Psychedelic, trance inducing, pulsating, this is an ever growing mind expanse.
Presented in sparse Hand Stamped sleeves, this one off Limited Edition pressing is a unique EP, taking Sfire to a different sphere that warrants investigation. It was only a dream…
released June 11, 2016
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