Max Essa is a producer who has been shipping over his extremely coveted brand of disco and balearica from the land of the Rising Sun for some time now. Having had a long running string of sought after releases on labels such as Bear Funk, Nang, to Is It Balearic, Max is now making his Needwant debut with ‘How Do You Feel?’ which includes an awesome remix from Kim Ann Foxman.
‘How Do You Feel?’ starts off with bassy plods and gentle keyboard strokes that steer us longingly towards the smooth soulful vocals of DC Mathias. Topped off with light high-hats and the occasional flute twirl this release has summery feeling of lounging by a pool embedded deep within it.
On the remix we have Kim Ann Foxman of Hercules and Love Affair fame who injects the track with a hypnotic deep house vibe. Taking the melancholic vocals from the original and setting them off subtly against a darker deeper bass line that takes its listener back in time. Hard to believe from the quality of the remix but this is Kim Ann Foxman’s first ever remix! Already getting plays way upfront on Beats In Space, this is sure to get you shoulder shrugging on the dancefloor in the early mornings!
This is the fifteenth release from London based Needwant records. They have already built up an impressive catalogue from the likes of The Revenge, Mario Basanov, Soul Clap, Massimiliano Paglaria and more, but with this release they may have just raised the bar again.
Published: 7th June 2011