The EFUNK effect continues to echo across the universe as Soul Clap’s mantra “Everybody’s Freaky Under Natures Kingdom” summons the Egyptian Lover himself, who revisits ‘The Alezby Inn’ to deliver his own spin on the Soul Clap cover of his classic electro-funk jam. The Crew Love is in full effect as Nick Monaco, Night Plane and recent Marcy Hotel regular John Camp deliver the magic on more remixes of ‘The Alezby Inn’, ‘Ecstasy’ and ‘I Need Your Lovin’ feat. 90s pop soul singer Mel Blatt. The 2012 debut album ‘EFUNK’ from Boston duo Soul Clap entered into unchartered territory, blowing apart the "dance" song format with their freaky sleazy surreal antics, ‘EFUNK’ fused the entirety of Soul Clap's past musical influence with super fresh execution. Here Wolf + Lamb Music further explores the debut by delivering a striking collection of remixes for three of the stand out tracks.
With ‘The Alezby Inn’ featuring The Genevan Heathen, a cover of legendary westcoast electro don Egyptian Lover, Soul Clap worked it with spaced out futurism whilst staying true to the mischievous charm of the original. In a major coup, Egyptian Lover graces the label as guest remixer of honour, stripping the track back to its bare cowbell funk ridden flex with dubbier undertones. Hyperactive new blood Nick Monaco takes the reigns next with a deep intergalactic voyage over the Milky Way to an Alezby Inn of a parallel dimension.
Wrapping the listener in a breathy, lovers embrace, the B-side features remixes of the Mel Blatt penned ‘Ecstasy’ and the cover of Corgis classic ‘I Need Your Lovin’. Brooklyn based talent John Camp steps up first transforming ‘I Need Your Lovin’ into a sultry slow jam - shimmering, sexy and flowing over delicately broken beats. Soul Clap Records debut signing Night Plane delivers ‘Ecstasy feat. Mel Blatt (Club Mix)’ a multitextured sound bed of swirling pads and warped keys against a restrained late night groove plus a sublime digital extra ‘Miami Mix’ of ‘Ecstasy’.
Published: 22nd February 2013