::James Curd & Sidwho? – Everybody Come On Remixes::
Two hot remixes here for James Curd’s collab with The Swiss’ Sidwho? from an all-star team breathing new life into the funky disco killer that dropped in the summer.
Dynamic Dutch duo Fouk go to town on their version, honing in on the arp from the original and pushing its camp Italo disco energy to the max. Their bouncing bassline stomps with attitude over swung percussion, with subtle Rhodes chords adding warmth as the lush choir of vocal harmonies descend. Taking all the swagger of the original and adding a little sunshine into the mix, they’ve done a stellar job. “We had a blast working on the remix, the original is so much fun!” they beam. “At first we also had a change over to a more housey sound in the middle of the track. However as the arpeggiated lead from the original is super cool, we really wanted to give our remix a bit of an Italo disco feel. After adding the Italo bass we knew this had to be the direction for the whole track. The ‘80s synths, chords and solo added to the vibe!”
Parisian upstarts O.N.O. continue their excellent form on their remix which goes a little more for the jugular than the groovy Fouk mix. There’s a strong ‘80s house/boogie feel to their slinking groove, and the way they lace it with spacey arpeggios is quite scintillating. Dramatic use of the sassy vocal from the intro of the original sets up a high-impact drop, and shining with their usual sleek production values, this remix oozes fun and class.