Eat More Cake feat. Emily May – Teardrops
Here’s a new downtempo house release from London’s Eat More Cake feat. Emily May. Teardrops comes with remixes from The Jayl Funk, Jump The Gun and D-Funk.
Emily’s voice has shades of Billie Ray Martin and her collaboration with Spooky. Cool, slightly detached but with a twisted romance. Like Spooky before them, Eat More Cake resist the temptation to wig out when the break arrives and keep things sultry and just a touch pervy. When this was originally released at the end of 2012 I knew it was a cover but not of whom. Womack & Womack turns out to be the answer.
The remixes are a diverse bunch. Jump The Gun gives it a swinging deep funk feel, with just a little guitar. The Jayl Funk rely on the sub bass for a depth charge effect. D-Funk performs the most radical and successful surgery. This orientates it into a harder track full of break’s hard edges. A threatening lost romance.
You can buy the EP here:
Beatport – www.beatport.com/release/teardrops/1361936
iTunes – itunes.apple.com/gb/album/teardro…y-ep/id909038487
Junodownload – www.junodownload.com/products/eat-m…ps/2552949-02/
Comes with a rather fine Showcase mix for free download
1) Eat More Cake – Teardrops (feat. Emily May)
2) Doctor Dru & Adana Twins – Juicy Fruit
3) Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Rainer & Grimm Remix)
4) Roberto Rodriguez – Youga
5) Mega Jawns – Little Lady (Eat More Cake Remix)
6) Detroit Swindle – B.Y.O.
7) Moodtrap – Out of Time (Audiojack Acid Sunrise Mix)
8) Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You (Eat More Cake Remix // 2014 Edit)
9) Nora En Pure – True
10) Paji – Viola
11) Kidnap Kid – Like You Used To
12) KAASI – Caroline Street
Blurb: Eat More Cake are a DJ/Production/Songwriting collective from Harrow in North-west London. Their sound incorporates elements of Dance, Chill-out and Hip-hop. They received worldwide radio support and critical acclaim for their bootleg remix of Stardust’s “Music Sounds Better With You”, which recently reached number 1 on the Hype Machine ‘Remix Charts’. They have released original tracks and remixes on labels including Strictly Rhythm, D:Vision, Ego, King Street Sounds, Whartone, Grin, Urbantorque and Sunday Best, with radio plays on Radio 1, Kiss Fm, Xfm, BBC 6Music, Ministry of Sound radio, BFBS, KCRW and many more stations around the world. Here, they take on Womack & Womack’s seminal classic ‘Teardrops’, featuring the sweet vocals of Emily May. Dropping the tempo and the bassline, Eat More Cake have achieved the rarest of feats! They have managed to compliment a classic with a beautifully composed song that keeps the energy of the original whilst giving it their own unique twist. The Jayl Funk remix ups the tempo and gets this beauty on the dance floor with a laid back funk and hip hop feel with a nod to the Afro Beat sound. Next up, Jump The Gun’s remix steps into the world of deep house, using the vocal to great effect with a deep sub and expertly placed vocal stabs.