Green Gorilla Lounge returns to the fray with a top tier set of remixes of "City Lights", a cool song by acclaimed San Francisco-based indie band NRVS LVRS. "City Lights" was the first single off The Golden West, NRVS LVRS's debut album released earlier this year. The powers-that-be at Green Gorilla headquarters fell in love with the song and quickly envisioned a plan for more dance floor-oriented interpretations. Fellow conspirators Sleight of Hands, Pezzner, Tone of Arc, and the duo of Lucas Hulan & Petr Braun were enlisted, and this outstanding release is the result.
GGL's in-house heroes Sleight of Hands – made up of DJ M3 and Phil Collis – provide the first version, which is filled with big stomping beats and dirty bass lines and utilizes the original's vocal in a particularly moody manner. This one's a late night monster. Seattle's Pezzner (Freerange, Systematic) is up next, and his remix will certainly satisfy all the Pezz-heads out there. Pezzner's main mix and dub both feature the creative rhythmic high jinks and clearly produced sonics that this masterful tunesmith is known for. Tone of Arc, a quickly rising project formed by Derrick Boyd AKA Dead Seal, delivers a cinematic treatment peppered with distinctive sound design moments and cavernous percussion blasts over its entrancing deep house foundation. Czech producers Lucas Hulan & Petr Braun (Nightphunk Recordings) then close things out with a shimmering rework that samples and manipulates the vocal while it provides spaced-out aural scenery for the dance floor.
Laurent Garnier - "Pezzner's mixes for sure."
Phonogenic (Moodmusic / Turbo) - "I'm really digging this. The Sleight of Hands remix is serious business."
Larry Tee - "Pezzner's remixes are lovely." Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "The Sleigh of Hands remix … sexy!"
Tensnake - "Very nice Pezzner remixes."
Chris Fortier (Fade) - "Some great remixes here."
Lars Behrenroth (Deeper Shades of House) - "I'm loving the Pezzner remixes!"
Shahrokh Dini (Shahrokh Sound of K / Compost) - "Nice release … the Sleight of Hands remix is good."
Jamie Kidd (BYC Music / Box of Kittens) - "Sleight of Hands and Tone of Arc mixes get the vibe … right on!"
Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band) - "Great stuff here … all killer, no filler."
Tyler Stadius (Deepsite / Dialtone Records) - "The Pezzner remixes slay! Super addictive poppy concoctions."
Anthony Mansfield (Roam Recordings / Hector Works) - "Nice package. The Sleight of Hands mix has the swagger."
Strictly Underground Music (music blog) - "We can't stop playing the Sleight of Hands remix … great tune, beautifully produced, super grooving sound. Gotta love those claps!"
Manel Sanmartin (Cambrils DEEP) - "Wow … awesome release! The singer has a very sensual voice."
KP London (FEEL Radio Show) - "The Lucas Hulan & Petr Braun remix is just what the people need … well done!"
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) - "Fantastic! What a package we have here. Pezzner comes out on top for me with those rich, deep grooves but all of these mixes will be used with pleasure."