::James Curd – 1000 Years::
One of the brand-new tracks taken from James Curd mostly-retrospective debut album Taking All This Time, 1000 Years arrives to transport you into a warm summer haze and give another taste of this stunning record.
1000 Years is another exemplary Curd-cut, a melodic deep house beauty laced with a dulcet vocal from newcomer Natasha Lillith. Led by soulful, pulsing electric piano chords and a warm bassline, the groove has a little Brazilian feel to it, only heightened by summery guitar licks applied in just the right moments. Lillith’s soft vocal tones are the perfect accompaniment for this balmy groove, transporting you instantly to a warm beach with sand between your toes.
French producer Kendal (Dischi Autunno/Ritmo Fatale) goes for a future garage vibe on his remix, where brooding synths soar atop peppy, pacey 2-step beats. Phunkadelica (Multinotes | Correspondant | Permanent Vacation | Innervisions | Engrave LTD), by contrast, opt for an Italo disco direction with an epic piano breakdown.