UNA deftly juxtapose intricate musicianship with lush vocals to convey emotion, mixing influences from trip hop, electronica, jazz, and blues into their alluring stew. The band includes Richard Larsen (keyboards, guitar, mandocello), Jennifer Nice (vocals), Scott Eric Olivier (synths, guitar, drums), and Eddie Barajas (turntables) and have impressed with their multi-layered releases and evocative live shows. Now Cool Jewel Records presents exquisite remixes of tracks taken from the Los Angeles combo's new Hiss for the Fly EP. The legendary Charles Webster delivers a pair of very different mixes of "Heal Him Now" that confirm his status as one of the most prestigious remixers around. Webster's His Bones Dub is a deep house wonder, integrating UNA's original elements in a hypnotic, building fashion over the mix's eight minutes. It's classic Charles Webster, ready to inspire late night dance floors. But it's Webster's full vocal remix that really sets the tone … the tempo is lowered and the atmosphere is ratcheted up for a dreamy re-interpretation that rivals Massive Attack at their languid best. On the flip side, L.A. producer Mystery Skulls shows off his own house music mastery with a disco-charged version of "The Raft". Jennifer Nice's vocals perfectly fit this uplifting dance concoction, confidently flying above the thick piano chords and bouncing bass line. This party's just getting started.
Jamie Jimpster (Freerange) - "The Charles Webster dub is a beast! Just in time for my gigs in South Africa this weekend."
Anthony Pappa - "I will support the Charles Webster His Bones Dub."
Gavin Hardkiss (Hawke / Hardkiss Music) - "Unsurprisingly classy."
Giom - "Lovely!"
Craig Stewart (Montana & Stewart / DCSTrax) - "The His Bones Dub is absolutely stunning! Charles Webster gives it the full treatment … brilliant chords."
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - "Great sound, as expected."
Paul Cassidy (UM Records / Strictly Underground Music) - "Really liking the Mystery Skulls remix of 'The Raft' on this one … quirky and musical."
Liquid Todd (Sirius XM) - "Quality stuff."
Adrian Lugo (WEFT 90.1 FM) - "Charles Webster's dub is really hypnotic. It has a nice steady groove and gentle but funky bump."
Jon Manley (hOUSEwORX Radio Show) - "The downtempo Charles Webster remix is lushly dark and eclectic … fresh to the ears."
Zack Hill (VinylTribe LA) - "UNA and Charles Webster are a match made in heaven. This is the stuff vibes are made of!"
"Heal Him Now (Charles Webster Dub)" is available now from Traxsource.