We Start Over
A new collaboration between the sainted Steve Cobby and Trudie Dawn Smith gets a Weatherallesque remix from Tuff City Kids.
This new collaboration, which is out now, comes with two remixes from Tuff City Kids (Gerd Janson & Phillip Lauer). The pick of the pair is the Garage Dub remix. This is the kind of remix it would have had if Weatherall had done it in the early 90s. It’s a lazy grooving tune full of little inventive touches. It spins from house to indie dance through to Balearica and an almost dub feel on the Rhodes. A perfect lazy summer tune.
Tuff City Kids also provide a Private Acid mix which is full of classic 303s and inevitably a harder tune than the Garage Dub mix. It’s a good tune but loses out by comparison to that Balearic loveliness.
We Start Over is out on 18th May via International Feel.
You may already know Steve Cobby: one of Hull’s most talented residents, co-founder of Fila Brazillia and a chronic remixer/music maker. During 30 years of musical service he’s forged remixes for acts as brilliantly diverse as Radiohead, Busta Rhymes and A Certain Ration. Déclassé, his own imprint is also home to 2014’s critically acclaimed Saudade and the upcoming (and brilliant) Everliving LP.
“We Start Over” is an International Feel baby though – the result of Cobby and vocalist Trudie Dawn Smith combining for a bout of Balearic bliss. The ‘Private Acid Mix’ comes from two of house music’s current treasures, Gerd Janson and Phillip Lauer a.k.a Tuff City Kids, holding nothing back and dropping the 303 in a fine style with looped and twisted vocal snippets.