Jeromy Nail returns to Seattle’s Innerflight Music with his latest single "Dontcha Care", featuring remixes from a trio of talented Pacific Northwesterners. Jeromy has had a number of releases for the likes of Viva Recordings, Hype & Soul, House Call, and Uniting Souls, who he's been associated with since the early 2000s. He's been especially busy in the studio lately, and "Dontcha Care" marks Jeromy's second release on Innerflight Music in just a few months.
"Dontcha Care", featuring a fusion of arpeggiated synths over a dynamic bass line, fades in slowly but quickly finds its natural stride. Jeromy keeps the pace moving forward interweaving warm chords, vocal samples, and melodic elements which culminate in a contrast of driving rhythms against fading summer vibes. For good measure, and to help sate the vocal adverse, an instrumental mix is also supplied.
Hanssen (of Jacob London fame, and hot off the heels of acclaimed sophomore full-length Transit on Hush Hush Records) delivers a slower, pitched-down version. A deep, textured four-on-the-floor groove builds over eight minutes. With its superb production, spacious atmospherics, and Hanssen’s signature left-field stylings, this remix is sure to please.
Next up is Liberian-born artist / producer Sam Paye. Cutting his teeth in the 2000s US breakbeat and progressive scenes, Sam toured extensively to support releases on Moonshine and System Recordings. More recently focused on a mélange of hip-hop, dancehall, and electronic soul, Sam turns over a stellar mix which captures the flavor of the original reimagined as a trap-inspired, bass-infused club banger.
Rounding things out with an intricately dubbed-out, tech-house flavored rendition is Portland’s Jon Cates. Known for his work on Om Records as Rocket Empire and Cates & dPL, Jon effortlessly blends snappy, syncopated drums, light percussion, vocal stabs, and melodic synth elements to take the dance floor on a smooth, hypnotic ride deep into the twilight hours.
Nick Warren (Hope Recordings) - “Great original and a killer Hanssen remix!”
Brett Johnson (Bang The Box / Classic Music Company) - “I really like Hanssen’s remix.”
Tyler Stadius (Despite / Dialtone Records) - “I’m feeling the Jon Cates remix.”
Golf Clap (Country Club Disco) - “Dope!”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns) - “The Jon Cates remix is doing it for me. The original is lovely, too!”
Eric Davenport (Guesthouse) - “Solid futuristic grooves.”
Distant People (Foliage / Seamless) - “This is so cool. It just has a wicked lifted feel to it … so clean and full of feeling.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “I’m feeling Jon Cates’s remix here … really solid deepness with a subtle warmth. It’s ideal for my mid-sets.”
DJ Firefly (Couch Dancing on WRCT 88.3 FM) - “Every mix of this is good in it's own way … solid release all around!”
Jero Nougues (Deep Essence Radio Show) - “Jon Crates remix is ON POINT! Loving the groove from that track.”
Kid Hops (KEXP 90.3 - Seattle) - “Lovely EP.”
KP London (FEEL Radio Show) - “Supporting Sam Paye remix 100%.”
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show / Proton Radio) - “Another big release from Innerflight … Jon Cates’s beautiful remix has me hooked. I will be all over this for a long time to come.”