Barcelona-based producer Playless makes his second appearance on Whiskey Pickle with two smoking tracks: "You Got Me So" and "Free". Those tapped for remixes include the debut of Whiskey Pickle’s in-house mastering engineer, Ryan Parker, donning his Laws Of Nature moniker, as well as Austin duo Glass Slipper.
Bittersweet melodies, pitched-out vocal samples and deep, M1 bass lines are all featured in the original mix of "You Got Me So". Its groovy, swung beats and dubby flourishes work nicely on a bed of garage-inspired production. Next up, Laws Of Nature take the controls for a modern, synth-drenched update that channels Disclosure at their funkiest. Glass Slipper fit just right with their stripped-back version that features re-sampled vocals -- courtesy of in-house vocalist Lisa Cork-Twiss -- and layers of organ riffs. Wrapping things up on the B-side is "Free", a jangling house number with classic-sounding piano chords and a rough and ready bottom end.
Opolopo - "The Laws of Nature remix is the one for me!"
Vanilla Ace - "Both Playless originals here are for me."
Lupe Fuentes (Inhouse Records) - "Perfectly summery tracks."
Graeme Park - "Damn good!"
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "This is pretty cool."
Moodymanc (20/20 Vision) - "All nice, but the Laws of Nature remix is sounding particularly fresh to me on first listen."
Vincent Kwok - "Nice old school style garage on 'You Got Me So'."
DJ Craig C (Pound Boys) - "Diggin' this pickle!"
Alexander East (Planet East) - "I love this whole single!"
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - "Damn, the Laws of Nature remix is fire. That bass line is madness."
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - "Had a flashback to being in the middle of the Hacienda dance floor in Manchester, circa '94!"
DJ Phil T (DJ Times / Bight Magazine) - "Wow … big splashy house with great vocals. I love it!"
Ken Liu (Headset Recordings) - "I'm loving all of these … fun, upbeat, retro-infused hammers."
Revival88 (Strictly House FM) - "Nice vibes … Playless always delivers. The Glass Slipper remix is my favorite."
Richie Roberts (The Dance Factory, BBC WM) - "I love the original of 'You Got Me So' – it's got all the underground vibes of an MK mix – but it's 'Free' that has really touched the spot. Perfect atmospheric piano house … this will be huge for my audience."
Tariq Ziyad (New Urban ERA) - "This is the kind of house that I can't get enough of … both tunes and remixes are top drawer."