Clocking in at just over a year since his last release, native Austinite and Whiskey Pickle label managerRiCHARD.GEAR drops a slice of blissed-out space disco mixed with a housier stomp in “A Feelin’”. The cut features a hot, almost ‘Yacht Rock-ish’ guitar loop and a rolling bass line over a four-on-the-floor rhythm, confidently chugging along before diving head first into a deep, filtered breakdown that builds to a spiraling, arpeggiated crescendo. The remixes are stacked high with additional Austin-based talent to round out the package. Up first, Off Da Clock increases the energy by flipping and chopping samples into rhythmic oblivion over a thick, popping bass line. On the flip side, Andres Aguirre goes the cosmic route, gracing the listener with a groovy, mid-tempo version that warps the original into the perfect soundtrack for an opium den discotheque. Whiskey Pickle stalwart Daniel Allen then wraps up the release with a trippy excursion into psychedelic breakbeats that seems to filter Meat Beat Manifesto through the label’s sonic lens. Solid stuff throughout … give this a go!
Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) – “So much fun!”
Kruse & Nuernberg - “Nice stuff … original mix is great. Andres Aguirre’s remix is cool, too.”
Lipstick Disco - “Lovely EP. The original is smooth and funky, really enjoy the jacked up Off Da Clock remix, and equally the smooth Andres Aguirre remix.”
Ant Plate (Rhythm Plate / YSE) – “Nice Benson chop, all at a nice tempo.”
Moodymanc - “Great vibe … all about the original for me.”
Stereo 77 - “I like the cosmic feel of the Andres Aguirre remix.”
Dave Mayer (Strictly Rhythm) – “Nice groove on the original.”
Vincent Kwok - “Pretty cool release … the Off Da Clock remix is hot!”
Joan Ribas (Ibiza Soulstice / Cafe Del Mar) – “Great, groovy thang!”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) – “Wicked release! It’s tough to pick a favourite here … I’m torn between the original and the Andres Aguirre remix, but in all honesty they all work as individual cuts in their own right. Top stuff.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit Of House) – “The groovy ‘old school’ inspired original is the one.”
Andy Wilson (Ibiza Sonica FM) – “I like the vibe of the original but the Andres Aguirre remix is the one for Ibiza.”
Deadbeat Disco Radio Show - “The original has a good horse riding groove for keeping those tired legs going. The Air Liquide styling on the Daniel Allen remix is very nice, as well.”
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