|In anticipation of the CD release of Osunlade’s forthcoming artist album ‘A Man With No Past Originating The Future’ – due early summer 2013 – Yoruba Records presents four stunning and varied remixes of one of the original tracks - Osunlade’s mesmerising ‘Camera Shy - committed to a lovely piece of 180g vinyl.Multi-instrumentalist Osunlade’s original version is a heady electronic track laced with soaring operatic vocals and layer upon layer of woody percussion. Osunlade’s own vocal also features and it is impossible to escape the signature Yoruba funk rooted in the Minneapolis sound.Here Yoruba’s selection of remixes take things in an altogether more club orientated direction by way of Detroit, Naples, New Jersey and Berlin.
Andres’ stripped down affair delivers a heavy kick offset with the Detroit native’s signature cut up strings and a funky walking bass.
Alex and Chris layer percussive elements over a rich backdrop of vibes and naturalistic atmosphere to create a sumptuous and lush rework perfectly at home on the label. Justin Imperiale’s remix is equally at home on Yoruba, focusing on powerful syncopated rhythms and swelling synth stabs to create a big, immersive remix packed with fuzzy emotions.
Berlin based Oskar Offermann finishes off proceedings with his stunningly hard-edged remix focused intently on the dance floor. The original melody line sits perfectly on a bed of subtle, dark stings and stabs of electronic noise to create those ghostly dance floor moments.
Published: 11th April 2013