Not showing any signs of letting up in the new year, Whiskey Pickle Records keeps the funk rolling with a brand new single from the legendary duo of Gavin & Robbie Hardkiss. As founders of the classic U.S. rave progenitor Hardkiss alongside their sorely missed brother Scott Hardkiss, the pair have been mainstays in every aspect of dance music as producers, promoters, label heads, and world-class DJs.
Fast forward to 2014 and the lads are still at it, offering up their latest creation in the form of “RetroactiveFuturisticPsychedelicFunkBump,” the second single from their forthcoming album 1991 which is due later this year. A slick slab of electro-boogie rhythms, the single features vocoded vox and a nasty bass that’ll take listeners on an interstellar voyage from Cybotron to Planet Rock.
A release such as this requires some serious thought when considering remixers, and Whiskey Pickle spared no expense. Having such industry luminaries as James Curd (of Greenskeepers fame) and Q-Burns Abstract Message, as well as Gavin Hardkiss’ own Hawke moniker on board has proved to be essential in creating the total package. Each remixer finds a perfect, complimentary vibe to the original; whether it’s the glossy, disco-funk of the James Curd version, or the relentless 808 bass and layered breaks on the Q-Burns Abstract Message treatment … or maybe it’s the retro, balearic vibe of the Hawke remix that does the trick? Whatever the occasion, Whiskey Pickle has the correct medicine to ease any afflictions.
Ursula 1000 - “Bumpin’ goodness!”
Sleazy McQueen - “Supremely funky.”
Richard Norris (Time And Space Machine) - “Psychfunkalicious! I’m digging it.”
Tensnake - “I love the Hawke remix.”
Fort Knox Five - “The original mix is the bomb!”
Nick Warren - “The Hawke remix is lovely.”
Psychemagik - “Sweet. I’ll play the Q-Burns Abstract Message remix tonight!”
Cyclist (Homebreakin) - “Definitely into the James Curd remix.”
Brett Johnson - “Hardkiss quality as usual.”
Hardway Bros - “The Hawke remix is ace!”
Vanilla Ace - “Weird and funky! I like it.”
Rob Warner (Ibiza Voice) - “The Q-Burns Abstract Message remix is dope. Kooky and cool.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “Hawke turns in a sensational warm vibe, with a lovely change of tempo, ideal for my sets. Awesomeness all the way!”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch) - “Just an incredible release. Every mix is a classic. Straight into the wallet!”
Spettro - “The original mix is hot! Super duper funky … love it.”