The new year brings Patsada Records headquarters from Brussels to Montreal and the label's awaited 20th release. "Rola Pedra" is the latest from Sonz of the Pitch, a funky house music duo made up of Phil Nobel and Ricardo Martins. With previous releases including their well-received singles on Patsada and the Welcome Home EP for Gourmand Recordings, the pair look to light up global DJ booths and dance floors. The single begins with a deep-as-f%^k remix from French DJ / producer Joss Moog (Ondulé Recordings, Robsoul) which delicately strips "Rola Pedra" down to its intimate essentials, revealing an effective and tight after hours cut. JR From Dallas (Gourmand, Farris Wheel) is up next with a different approach, as he layers percussion and key hits over a prominent bass line, all to a deliriously funky effect. The 'B side' of the single reveals two versions from Sonz of the Pitch, starting with the somewhat jackin' Downtown Mix. Punchy rhythms and a patient build lead to a fun breakdown that introduces an intoxicating vocal loop. The Uptown Mix then gets down-and-dirty, laying on some '80s-sounding funk synth riffs, a bit of intricate snare action, and another appearance of the previous mix's vocal hook. "Rola Pedra" is here to get the party in motion.
Mark Farina - "Some hotness here!"
Giom - "Joss Moog remix for me."
Jason Hodges - "This whole EP is fire!"
DJ Heather - "Dope. Digging the Uptown Mix and the Joss Moog remix as well."
DJ Craig C (Pound Boys) - "This is some deep house I can get down with! Top notch."
Pumpkin (Jumpsuit Records) - "That Downtown Mix is the business!"
Hollis P Monroe - "The Joss Moog remix is a cool one."
Andrew Macari (Greenhouse / Tastie) - "Dope slice!"
Pete Williams (Natural Rhythm) - "Great EP. I especially like the JR From Dallas remix."
DJ EMan (Liberate Recordings) - "Joss Moog's remix is tight."
Diz (Iz & Diz / Vizual) - "Ahh yeah!"
Richie Hartness (untitledmusic) - "Joss Moog's remix and the Uptown Mix are gems."
Jean Jérome (Radio FG / Kut 'N' Paste) - "Great vibes, wicked drums … love it!"
Simon Kirk (Stag Beetle Radio Show) - "Top class! The JR From Dallas remix is killer, and a little special mention goes to that fabulous vocal refrain on the Uptown Mix. I love the range of sounds here."