Whiskey Pickle Records is proud to present the debut release of Austin’s own S&M Music Company, comprised of musician DJs Samantha Garrett and Michael Zawodniak (AKA Iron Mike). Individually, Sam moonlights as Cap’n Tits and wields a wicked axe as the front lady for local dance quartet Whiite Walls, while Mike is a founding member of the Flying Turns DJ Crew as well as keyboardist for the live incarnation of celestial power-popsters Orthy. Their pairing grew from the monthly Deep Cuts party which features the duo waist high in vinyl stacks with their extended back-to-back DJ sets of sleazy disco and uplifting house. From this connection it was only natural for Sam and Mike to hit the studio and this single is the tasty result.
“Walk Away” is a slow burner that features Sam on vox and guitar while Mike lays down the keyboards, the bottom end, and offers his production talents. A stripped down bass and drum groove sets the frame work as chords build to a psychedelic boiling point with Sam’s echoed vocals bouncing around in a cavern of reverb. On the remix tip, Torontonian disco wizard Cyclist steps up to bat first and knocks it out of the park with his party-jam version while Austin native Ian Orth, flying solo as Orthy, takes the groove to lower BPMs with a brooding and hypnotic remix.
Recorded, engineered and mixed by James Jones at Potluck Music in Austin, TX, it was only fitting that this fresh duo found a home for their work on Austin’s leader in underground dance sounds, Whiskey Pickle Records. Don’t “Walk Away” … DANCE!
The EP has already gotten support from the likes of Tensnake, Vanilla Ace, Psychemagik, and more!