Equal parts elastic, ecstatic funk and sensitive, reverb-drenched romance, on this first installment of Endangered Speciesremixes the Crew Love team turns No Regular Play’s genre-defying album upside down. The unexpected results will ignite right-minded parties the world over. Tanner Ross’s take on “Keep it Right” is full of deep, shoulder-shaking Latin syncopation, worthy of his underground summer sleeper “C-side.” While glitter-pop bedroom auteur Navid Izadi transforms “Won’t Quit” from an earnest anthem about triumphant overcoming into a layered, laid-back cruise down Miami Vice lane. But probably the most jaw-dropping transformation is Soul Clap’s remix of “Bird Feathers.” In their magical hands, the understated, elegant opening of the album becomes an epic sunrise jam: Crew Love does Der Visionaire. Close your eyes and look up to the sun while you take in this driving yet delicate ode to the morning after—hands in the air and head on your heart. And when night falls again come back inside and start it all over with Slow Hand’s remix of “Won’t Quit”—a circular swirl of electrified synths, stuttering kicks, and Santana-worthy guitar riffs.
Published: 16th October 2013