Honey Claws is a new international electronic punk-hop duo formed by American house DJ / producer Thomas Sahs and European-based indie rocker and emcee Jon Von Letscher aka Jov. The Money Jaws Remix EP says it all in the title … once the Whiskey Pickle boys caught a whiff of the original Money Jaws album with its hyper-stylized electro-swagger, it was imperative that remixes be created. Selecting two of the finest cuts from the primary release, “Me A Nude" and "Sleepover,” the Pickle posse went to work tapping a cast of talented characters to provide the needed dance floor treatments.
Florida-based outfit Space Coast is the collaborative effort of analogue wizard Sleazy McQueen and multi-instrumentalist Jorge Collazo. Together, they weave a cosmic tapestry befitting of their nom de plume; the duo launch “Me A Nude” into deep space with an infectious swing. Then Sleazy McQueen takes a solo space-walk on his Dub Remix while fellow moon-cruiser Ursula 1000 engages the hyper-drive core with his usual brand of boogie infusions.
The mysterious Redsean from Dallas, Texas blesses the vibes of “Sleepover” on his first official remix under the moniker. His sultry and sublime retouch is pure 5 AM gold, ladies and gents. Austin-based funkster Off Da Clock is next to lay his hands on “Sleepover” and - be forewarned - it is NSFW! His silky Sex In Da Pool version is a shuffling foot stomper with glossy pads and bubbling leads that’ll have you making new friends (with benefits) on the dance floor. Whiskey Pickle stalwart Zack Highwire is back from his voyage around the sun, bringing the funky solar jams with his Space Garage version. The package closes out with a previously unreleased Can’t Stop The Music Edit of “Sleepover” … something to give any extraterrestrial boppers an authentic taste of pure Honey Claws.
Ursula 1000 - “Smokin’ … but I’m biased!”
Tim “Love” Lee (Tummy Touch) - “I love it.”
Alex From Tokyo (Tokyo Black Star) - “Sleazy McQueen’s mix is my jam!”
Spettro (Crosstown Rebels / Team Records) - “‘Sleepover (Can’t Stop The Music Edit)’ is perfect for Sunday afternoon parties by the pool! Love the stabs and dubby vocal work here.”
Severino (Horse Meat Disco / Dalston Superstore) - “Pretty cool vibe.”
Coyote (… Is It Balearic? / International Feel) - “I love Zack Highwire’s Space Garage mix of ‘Sleepover.’”
Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band) - “I love the vibe of ‘Me a Nude’ … that’s a great vocal. All the mixes of it are great.”
Stereo 77 (Plimsoll Records) - “Ursula 1000 takes the prize. Killer remix!”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “A really strong selection of beats here; the Space Coast, Sleazy McQueen, and Ursula 1000 mixes are all wicked, likewise with the Off Da Clock and the bumpy Zack Highwire versions of ‘Sleepover.’ But the pick here for me is the Redsean version, which is effortlessly gorgeous, managing to be both ultra-smooth but also packing a whopping dance floor punch. I’m down with that! Skills on this release.”
DK Watts (Short Bus Kids / Bounce House) - “Eclectic stuff, and a great group of remixers.”
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) - “The Sleazy McQueen dub remix is brilliant! Love it.”
Dado Funky Poetz (Radio Monte Carlo) - “Yeah! Disco-punk for fashion’s next victim.”
Michael Stukes (Mystic Vybes Radio Show) - “High powered hipness here!”