Credited with producing the first house record, Jesse Saunders returns on Broken Records with former Imagine Dragons and Beyonce touring band member DANiiVORY to deliver “Kaleidoscope”, a breathtakingly beautiful song. Ivory & Saunders’ track is an exercise in what is possible when artists with real history come together in the studio. It encapsulates a vision of beautiful sunsets, terraces and soulshine.
The single boasts a heavy hitting cast of all star remixers, sure to inspire sets far into the future. Grin Music head honcho Demarkus Lewis drops and delivers his low-key “Afro Remix” that weaves soft tribal drums throughout. Chicago mainstay Stacy Kidd’s “House 4 Life Remix” contributes to the package with a jazzy lounge / house hybrid, complete with meandering piano lines and a seductive groove. One of the greats and also hailing from the Windy City, Paul Johnson, delivers a peak hour driver with his “Tech HouseNation Remix”. Australia’s VMS (Queen Victoria) rounds it out and hits it hard with her “Down Under Remix”, a bass heavy, peak hour romp suitable for big rooms and prime time dance floors. All of the remixes reflect the brilliance of the original, and “Kaleidoscope” has a little something for everyone, while staying true to the aesthetic and feel of intended vibe.
Vincent Kwok (Transport Recordings) – “Great track. Loving the original and the Demarkus Lewis remix.”
Nedj (The Electronic Underground) – “Blissful House from the main man himself.”
Soulfuledge (Soulfuledge Recordings / King Street) – “Slamming mixes from Demarkus & Stacy.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) – “Nice warm cuts here. It’s the vibe itself which I’m digging, so the the FlavStrumental is the one for me.”
Curtiss Logan (Jersey Soul) – “Yes! Jesse Saunders & Daniivory – nice release. Full support on this one, and some hot remixes as well.”
SimonG (Volcano Radio) – “Quality as ever from this granddaddy of a house label. Paul Johnson delivers for me … nice techy afro vibes.”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch) – “Hi-Grade Goodness!”
DEL (5 Magazine) – “A beautiful Kaleidoscope of mixes.”
Black Alley (In Control Radioshow) – “A strong one with many good mixes to choose from.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House Web Zine) – “Stacy Kidd is stealing the show with his glamorous jazz infused rework.”