After the success of the Electric Wire Hustle ‘If These Are The Last Days’ album in 2014, somethinksounds reflect on some of the biggest tracks from the album with the help of a few talented friends. The remix EP also coincides with the band’s European tour in April.
Up first is Osunlade, who under his ‘Yoruba Soul’ moniker thoughtfully lays small dose of voodoo house on wax. The outcome is something spiritual and ritualistic, relentless in its drive whilst patient in its approach.
Flako on the other hand strips the whole thing back to leave Maya TK’s vocal at centre stage. Surrounded only by shimmering bells and woodblock hits, the track builds to a climax until joined by intricate high hat patterns and flute melodies.
Up next is man of the moment Seven Davis Jr who brings his usual bumpty fare to the mix. Sampled drums and housey chords pave the way with SDJR at points layering the original vocal with his own to devastating effect. In what is an classy bit of production the track switches up into a jazz drum pattern at around the mid way point and takes the track to epic and frantic finish.
Finally somethinksounds family member Eliphino steps up to round off what is a great package with a piano house stomper take on ‘If This Is The Last Day’.
“Flako puts his touch on some new sonics from the homies Electric Wire Hustle, giving their unreleased ‘Bottom Line’ an atmospheric flip. The British beatsmith throws some icy, almost metallic keys behind Mara TK‘s Marvin-like croon, thrusting itself into hyperdrive with an ill shuffle for the hook” - Okayplayer