Thomas - Sexed Up (Whiskey Pickle)

Copenhagen, Denmark isn’t the first nation that comes to mind when contemplating summer, so it was of some shock to Whiskey Pickle when they stumbled upon the demo for "Sexed Up" from Thomas Erichsen, a Dane who simply goes by his no-frills first name, Thomas. Having already created steady waves with his disco outfit DATO and its eponymous record label, Erichsen’s debut solo outing continues the surge while epitomizing summertime. Breezy chords, silky arpeggios, and bittersweet strings make "Sexed Up" the soundtrack to an Ibizan sunset.

Tapped for remixes are San Francisco based duo Brother In Arms (J Boogie and Deejay Theory) plus Whiskey Pickle administrators RiCHARD.GEAR and Johnny Blackouts. Brother in Arms step up first, turning the tempo down with their Bay Area version. Strong R&B flavors permeate as the pair’s exquisite production chops shine beautifully in this modern take on classic Balearic. RiCHARD.GEAR comes through next with a stripped down house remix that channels vintage NYC flair whilst shuffling along with a confident bounce. Not to be outdone, Johnny Blackouts slides in just under the gun with his oozing, quicksand-paced, bass-laden remix. Utilizing a myriad of found samples and field recordings, the soothing sounds of children at play seeps in on top of a laid back 808 groove.

Simon Lee (Faze Action) - “Yeah, nice work! I’m liking the RiCHARD.GEAR remix.”
Tensnake - “The original is nice deep disco tune.”
Ursula 1000 - “Future summer yacht vibes galore.”
Robbie Hardkiss (Hardkiss Music / Siesta Records) - “Love it!”
All Good Funk Alliance - “This is dope … I’m loving the Brothers in Arms and Johnny Blackouts remixes.”
Sleazy McQueen (Whiskey Disco) - “Yeah, I’m totally digging it!”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns) - “Brilliant summer terrace vibes … love it!”
Pete Moss (Recline Records) - “I’m feeling the RiCHARD.GEAR remix … nice one.”
Tom Lown (Savoir Faire / Lost My Dog) - “The original is a glorious piece of work.”
Andreas Kinzl (Aromabar / INFRACom!) - “Balearic feelings!”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings / Fabric) - “Wicked stuff again from Whiskey Pickle. I’m really digging the original most here with its wicked deep and rolling beats, but I’m also digging the housey vibe of RiCHARD.GEAR’s mix and the ultra-sunset groove on Johnny Blackout’s mix. Top release all round.”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “Cool, laid back tempo … this sounds like summer around a pool. Very smooth and uplifting.”
Vincent Kwok - “Great summery vibes!”
Sarah Favouritizm - “Classy … feels lovely. Nice for the beach!”
Velanche (Velanche’s Playtime radio show) - “The original is really groovy and funky and the Johnny Blackouts remix is mellow and deep. I dig them both.”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - “Another high point from Whiskey Pickle. The deep disco summer sound of the original is captivates the senses.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - “An amazing laid back, sun-drenched and soul oozing gem.”

Available now from Juno Download and iTunes.