Rock It Science Laboratories is pleased to introduce the debut release from Los Angeles rabble-rouser Whitney Fierce, backed by a quintet of fresh remixes. Though this may be her first solo release, Whitney is already quite seasoned within the dance music world. As a vocalist, she was a touring member of Hercules and Love Affair (singing on their DJ Kicks single "Release Me") and provided guest vocals for Subb-an’s Vapour Trails EP on Crosstown Rebels. Whitney's DJ exploits are also extensive, with gigs across the country and internationally (such as playing for Dior in Paris) … but, most notably, Whitney Fierce has recently held the distinction of being New Order's tour DJ.
The Broken Car Window EP defines Whitney's self-described 'dream house' sound within its two tracks; they are subtle, sexy, and deep. "The Night Air" combines moody chimes, strings, and bass lines with intricate percussion while her vocals recall a warm night cruising in her Corvette. "Breath" is a darker, headier affair … it features evocative moonlit textures, ominous whispers, and echoed snatches of Whitney's vocals in a strangely cinematic blend.
Both tracks are remixed distinctively by some of the top players in the RIS Labs family. "The Night Air" comes first, with Munich-based luminary Justin Faust (Discotexas / Nurvous) pulling it into a summertime house groove. It's got loads of bounce and big, fuzzy chords. RIS Labs ringleader Eric Sharp then effectively twists the track into a brighter, more upbeat bass house direction. Give In (RIS Labs / Dirtybird) goes for a funky, mid-tempo groove that merges tech-house and nu-disco elements in a floor-filling fashion. Human Movement (Exposure Music) finally transforms "The Night Air" into a driving dark banger with immaculate production that hits like a ton of bricks. "Breath" is not left out of the remix queue … Brooklyn native Curses (Throne of Blood / Safer At Night) gives it a brilliant revision, taking it into blissful deep techno territory. Top notch quality all around.
Eddie Amador - "I really dig Justin Faust's remix here."
Nick Warren - "Excellent release!"
Andy Cato (Groove Armada) - "I quite like this one."
Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - "The Give In remix is my favorite, but the originals are really lovely and haunting."
Human Life (Exploited / Win Music) - "The Curses remix is killer."
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "Yes … cool vibe."
Jason Hodges - "That Eric Sharp mix is sharp."
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns) - "Both of Whitney Fierce's originals are big for me."
Feygin (Sincopat / Composite) - "There are some great remixes on this."
Damian D'Costa (Casa D'Costa) - "The Human Movement remix is nice!"
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - "Some really cool vibes across this release. Justin Faust and Give In drop great remixes, but the standout for me is the original of 'The Night Air' … I'm really feeling the atmospheric groove right there."
DJ Morpheus (Lysergic Factory) - "A fantastic package all in all, not a weak track or remix in sight. The curses remix in particular is magic."
Kosta (Vibe FM / Dance FM) - "This is absolutely perfect melange of tunes for the summer we're having."