JP Soul – Backsliding (Q-Burns Abstract Message Remix)
You can’t go too long without a Q-BAM remix in your life. Here’s a new leftfield deep house remix for newly resurrected SF-based Roam Recordings.
Ever one to give you a bit more, here’s Q-BAM’s remix notes:
Many of the elements from the original have gone a bit topsy-turvy here; reversed, effected, distorted, stomped upon with boat shoes. One listener detected a sample from a science fiction movie but it was the wrong movie and the wrong sample. That said, there’s something from some PBS advertisement that’s been recorded out of the TV speaker by accident while the mic was hot. Don’t even try … you’ll never guess. I’m also playing a synthesizer I’m holding in a single bare palm at one point, so that’s a bit of an accomplishment. Yes, there’s a cowbell. Thanks for noticing.
This starts with strange backwards noises before allowing the beat in. In tempo terms this is deep house but hardly the wine bar music that this genre can encompass. The synths are strange and seem to be coming from underwater. There’s way more invention here than your average record. Go enjoy.
Here’s the original mix. It’s perfectly fine. But after the Q-BAM mix, to paraphrase the great Barry Davis “frankly, who cares?”
Blurb: Roam Recordings is a beloved San Francisco imprint now entering the digital age with gusto. The label was started in 2001 by bay area DJs JP Souland Chad Mitchell, not only releasing the founders’ material but as fine records by the likes ofJustin Martin & Sammy D, Demarkus Lewis,Rhythm Plate, and Lance DeSardi. The label returns a little over a decade from its inception with a fantastic trio of west coast style house tracks from JP Soul. It’s led by the slinky “Backsliding” which is sure to thrill dance floors with its solid quirky synth lines, call and response chants, and huge stereo field. “Freespin” follows this with a dubby slow motion house jam, pulsing with swimming chords and electric melody. A perfect cut to greet the sunrise and smooth out the morning. Finally, “Evil Outing” brings us to somewhat darker tech-house fare, but with a healthy amount of bounce and percussive energy. As an added bonus, there’s a remix of “Backsliding” from everyone’s favorite imprisoned wizard Q-Burns Abstract Message, trading on live-sounding house beats, backwards synth pads, spiraling synth swirls, and juicy cowbell rhythms. These four cuts welcome Roam Recordings back into the fold in style.