Dave Seaman and Andy Chatterley – Toxic Picnic
Dave Seaman is one of those DJs who’s been around forever but never really did anything for me – I wasn’t into that Renaissance thing. But this new one with Andy Chatterley works well – out next month.
Toxic Picnic is pitched as tech house but there’s more melody than that description would suggest. The Hot Mix is driven by piano stabs that roll throughout the track which bounces along pleasantly in the meantime.
The Pezzner remix is, if anything, an even warmer mix, adding strings to the mix and a bit of lounge organ. Has a chattery 80s-style to the beats. There’s almost too much going on.
Blurb: Smiley Fingers welcomes Dave Seaman & Andy Chatterley onto its roster, two reputable producers notable for their work with seminal labels such as Global Underground, Renaissance and Saved. This release comprises three versions of title track ‘Toxic Picnic’, the first of which is the ‘Hot Mix’, a melodic slice of house with weighty drums, an insistent low-end bounce and evolving synthesizers acting as its driving force. Up next is the ‘Cool Mix’ and as the name would suggest things are toned down and dubbed out here, the lead piano takes the reins as the dominant force, while hi-strings and fluttering synths simply meander around the direct structure. To close the release Crosstown Rebels, Freerange artist Pezzner delivers a remix of ‘Toxic Picnic’, the american producer provides his signature warm, melodic house here stripping back the vibe to a more ethereal state.