“The world gets smaller every day. We keep getting caught up trying to find our way.” These are the lyrics from the latest offering on Roam Recordings -- a slick multi-mood original vocal dance floor burner of a single featuring a lot of heavy hitters in the biz giving a take on it. "The Way" is an east (space?) coast meets west coast project. Florida's Sleazy McQueen and Jorge Collazo are Space Coast, composers of the soundtrack for the not-so-distant space travel in our futures. They pair up with the Roam bossman, JP Soul, a San Franciscan and role-player in the 40 Thieves gang. And Audio Angel, also from the Bay Area and a long time label familiar, lends her lovely vocals to the single.
The original collaboration between Space Coast, JP Soul, and Audio Angel is a smooth groover perfect for the more sultry of sets. Sleazy McQueen’s remix pushes the energy into main dance floor attraction territory with a galloping low end that rattles the bass bins. The Dub keeps it tight with chopped up and stuttering elements from the original making for a more hypnotic vibe.
Rounding off the EP are two new remixes with a few surprises by Wolf+Lamb and Nick Monaco. Zev and Gadi from Wolf+Lamb are two characters synonymous with a slyer and often slowed-to-a-passionate-pulse side of dance music. They're self staters and their music shows for it. Playful claps lend their remix all the cheekiness it needs while the hand percussion provides a primal dance groove that builds with off-kilter organs and bass that sputters. When joined by prodigious Northern California talent Nick Monaco for an additional remix, the boys come up with an old world-tinted jam led by a burlesque piano, keeping with the same joyous percussion.
Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - “So good it’s just stupid … love it.”
diskJokke (Full Pupp / Smalltown Supersound) - "Nice remix work from Sleazy McQueen and Wolf+Lamb. I'm looking forward to playing both."
Ant Plate (Rhythm Plate / YSE) - “Great vocal … it’s Sleazy McQueen’s mix for me this time.”
Chris Todd (Crazy P / Hot Toddy) - “Wolf+Lamb and Nick Monaco mixes are both really nice.”
Gavin Hardkiss - “Two great talents making dope music.”
Jask (Thaisoul) - "This is very nice!"
Ben Mono (Undertones Gang / Plant Music) - “Lovely … will definitely play.”
OOFT! (Foto Rec.) - “Nice groove on the Wolf+Lamb mixes.”
Craig Stewart (Montana & Stewart / DCSTrax) - “The original is serious shizzle … great work.”
Distant People (SSRadio / Foliage) - “Oh yeah, nice cheeky groove to this … bumping mix by Sleazy McQueen.”
Ben Gomori (Data Transmission / Nurvous) - “I like the moody Wolf+Lamb mix!"
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns) - “Incredible package this is … warm and smooth original, fantastic remixes, and good vibes throughout. Support is a no-brainer.”
Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep / Red FM) - “Wolf+Lamb remix doing it for me here … good raw percussion with enough music and vocal going on to keep it interesting throughout.”
Bogdan Taran (Dance Box Radio Show) - “Wolf+Lamb remix is brilliant … that bass part in the middle of the track is perfect!”
SimonG (Deep South Audio) - “Quality in so many areas … the original is a sun soaked dream ready for an afternoon session … the dub will lock down the dance floor later at night.”
Tee Cardaci (Low Down Grooves / Sine Qua Non) - “So much to love about this … Roam continues to go from strength to strength with every release!”