Whether you are still locked down, meeting close friends or gathering with small groups of party people in this new post-corona world, you will find plenty to love in this new package of vinyl-only remixes from Hell Yeah. Keeping mellow acid lovers happy are Calm's Still Dreaming mix of his brother Kenkou's 2004 cut 'Everlasting Dreams' and then his very own Extended Mix of Deadbundy's 'Lorenz'.
Of course, Calm is Japanese artist Fukagawa Kiyotaka, someone who has been making deep house, ambient and downtempo grooves since the late nighties. He is a legend of the game famous for his deeply dug out and immersive mixes and his current Oasis @ Home series is vital for lockdown listening. He is compiling a collection of contemporary Japanese meets balearic jams due for release next year, when he will come over to Europe to tour in support of it. But first, this…
The a-side is a psychedelic balearic guitar jam for the evolved and mature DJ and it is steeped in gently acid lushness. Over 11 minus it washes away all anxiety and douses you in rippling guitars and sun kissed rhythms that transport you to the Med in an instant. The b-side is a remix of a cult cut by Japanese band Deadbundy from Gifu. Calm flips it into an unbelievably groovy and chunky number with great pop hooks. The rubbery drums do their thing down low to make you move, while the warmth of the bass and the funk of the riffs oil the groove. It's open air, hands in the air, heart swelling music for good times.