Phonique has certainly been steering the buzz with his second album „Good Idea“ which has just been released by great critical acclaim. many reputable DJs such as Richie Hawtin, Funk D‘ Void or Ralph Lawson have already been playing these tracks in their sets.
We picked the most beloved tracks from the LP and now here is a fresh new three album track remix EP containing mixes by Charles Webster, the long term deep house maniac who serves to be an incredibly good choice, Will Saul, label owner of „Simple“ and „Aus“, and a final remix by the man himself Phonique.
On A1 it‘s the Charles Webster remix of „Worked It Out feat. Ian Whitelaw“. It starts off as a nice thudding beat with a crisp minimal click on the offbeat, until an echoing vocal sample swifts in and around starting off the soft but pushing „shoulder shifting“ bass line. Smooth piping reverbed blows outline an almost euphoric melody, a very trippy and atmospheric tune with soft cymbals pattering away in the background. Soothing sounds and housey chords mix perfectly to make a chilled out dreamy beach tune with a nice progressing beat. A swerling bridge with a 90‘s Casio chord melody steps in and then fades out to the echoes of the vocals drifting silently away into the sun.....
On B1 it‘s the Will Saul remix of „Bang“. Dun, dun, dun, dun, whoosh! - ...then... a descending high minor melody calling with an electric bass response. Squeeky bird sounds and weird reverbed chords makes you feel like you‘re in a crazy dream falling and falling... yet the beat keep you stable and composed... just about! An out of tune dungeon computer game. Strange but true and also very interesting!!
And finally, on B2 it‘s the Phonique version of „Space Cruise feat. Gui Borrato“. Trekking through a spaceship journey tune with mechanical functional sounds releasing here and there. A repetitive two noted melody comes in and fades out, is replaced by an array of spaced out tones, arrivies back again, meets up and resounds into a fancy orbit around the galaxy. The bridge has a nice slightly bongo beat helping to groove as the stars and planets fly past, only to finally end off with some echoing splashes.... indeed wheres my head at?!