FEATURING GERD JANSON AND PETE HERBERT
EARTHBOOGIE – ‘HUMAN CALL’ REMIX EP
Earthboogie’s debut album, Human Call, rightly earned praise on its release earlier this year. Listeners responding positively to its sticky and humid dancefloor fusions of African and South American rhythms, chunky dub disco, retro-futurist house, spacey analogue electronics and sun-kissed Balearica. Hot on the heels of that release, Leng Records has sourced new remixes of two album highlights – “High Minded Man” and “Silken Moon”.
It’s Running Back label boss, Gerd Janson who steps up first, offering up two total overhauls of “High Minded Man”. Re-casting the undulating, Afro-fired original, as dreamy, drum machine-driven chunks of vintage deep house goodness. Where Earthboogie’s album version bobbed and weaved around horns and live bass, Janson’s Deep House Mix places the original chanted vocals above bouncy, contrasting rhythms and Larry Heard style chords with Kwaito-esque electronic bleeps and a smooth, soul-stroking bassline. Janson’s Deep House Dub, strips out the vocal for a more sparse and ethereal listening experience.
The EP’s other remix comes from synthesizer-wielding, Balearic boogie stalwart, Pete Herbert. The previous Reverso 68 member gets his mitts on single “Silken Moon”. While he retains some key elements from Earthboogie’s original – specifically the vocals, Afro guitars and house stabs – he naturally adds a little of his own rubbery electronic disco flavor. Spacey synthesizer flourishes and a massive electronic bassline tracks the rising and falling movement of the main melody. It has the feel of a terrace anthem in the making.
A1. High Minded Man (Gerd Janson Deep House Mix)
B1. Silken Moon (Pete Herbert Remix)
B2. High Minded Man (Gerd Janson Deep House Dub)
Earthboogie ‘Human Call’ The Remix EP is OUT NOW via Leng Records