The Other Tribe – Skirts (Remixes)
This post brings together two recent ones. We had a remix of Jody Wisternoff (ex-Way Out West) the other day and a tune from Bristol collective The Other Tribe the other month. Here’s they are together as Jody remixes The other Tribes’ new single – Skirts.
The Jody Wisternoff remix is easily the best of this remix package. It tinkles along with some chimes before some righteously thumping beats join in. This is festival dance of the very best sort. Jody keeps some lovely harmonies on the vocals adding to the lushness and all round good vibes.
Blurb: The summer mood of ‘Skirts’ is set from the off, the chorus hook transplanting you to a sea of smiling faces at the best festival you’ve never been to. It all feels super-8 and slow-mo until the bleeps drop you in to a funky, bass driven groove before the vocal takes you again to somewhere hot, sweaty and a whole load of fun. The remixes in the package start in the place the song calls it’s second home: Ibiza. Jody Wisternoff (one half of dance music legends Way Out West and who got ‘commissioned’ to do his remix whilst out on a late night out with the band’s bass player in Bristol) provides the sort of mix that sun-bathed terraces were made for: the first dance of the afternoon or the last after an epic night out. Newcomers F.E.A.R. up the tempo and deepen the groove with something for when the sun starts to set, the tide coming lazily in. To up the adrenalin Don Diablo gives us a harder, faster remix; and Cruelty brings out the rave piano for a fun uptempo workout. Kidnap Kid utilises the track’s flamenco guitar to create a brilliant drop, and finally T Williams makes great use of the vocal to set the tone before dropping in to one of his trademark bass-heavy garage rhythms.