Kozmik Hype Recordings’ deep new single has everything to do with the label’s home base, Toronto. Deploying three artists hailing from the Canadian electronic music hub, “I Like The Way” is a big yet spacious collaboration between Brad Goldfinger and Amalia Leandro with remixes from house music veteran Paul Stickman. Goldfinger has made a career as a deep house and tech blending DJ, sharing the stage with huge international talent. Portuguese by blood, Leandro has traveled the world with stints in Toronto, NYC, and Miami as a DJ, songwriter, poet, actor… she’s a recognized creative, to say the least.
Working together they unleash an epic rush of rhythmical stabs, rising and falling pads, heavily charged bass, precision cutting hats, and a “let’s move this to the bedroom” vocal performance uprooted in dance floor romanticism. Two heavily redacted remixes come from Stickman Records and Aquarius Recordings co-founder Paul Stickman. Both are mesmerizing in their focus on the fine details, with Stickman’s Dirty Back Seat Mix entraining into bare disco territory and his Raw Hard Dub Mix practicing a deep, minimal hypnotism. This release is refined and ready to inject some sexuality back into the dance community with no guilt, only pleasure.
Quentin Harris - “Grooving track.”
Tyler Stadius - “Good to hear some Stickman sounds again.”
Fabricio Peçanha (Moodmusic / Definition Records) - “Good one!”
Hippie Torrales - “Rocking hard!”
Alvaro Hylander (DeepWit Recordings) - “It’s all about the Paul Stickman mixes for me. Nice stuff.”
Chris Udoh (Tigerhook / Escapism) - “Banging single! All mixes are hot.”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch) - “The Stickman dub is in for the win!”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “I’m digging both mixes from Paul Stickman here. The Raw Hard Dub is wicked … really hypnotic stuff.”
Jevne (Onethirty Records) - “The original is quite driving.”
QuestionmarQ (Dance On Red / Vision Collective) - “The Dirty Back Seat Mix is a well-oiled mass of heaving rhythms … it’s wicked.”
Spettro - “Paul Stickman’s Raw Hard Dub definitely has a great groove to it.”
Deepshizzol (MyHouse-YourHouse) - “The original mix is lush … fat chords, analog stabs, great stuff!”
DJ MTS (Progress Radio Show, Brazil) - “The original mix is so emotive!. It gave me goosebumps.”
Clive Craske (RadioReverb) - “Loving the original … the silky vocal, softly understated melodic waves, and insistently syncopated house beats.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - “Beyond the shadow of a doubt the original will send the floor into a frenzy.”
Available now from Beatport.