Artist: Wrong Jeremy ft. Flowers and Sea Creatures + Augustine Wrong
Title: Dimly Lit
Label: Strange Town Recordings
Catalogue Number: STR0020
Release Date: Out now!
Genre: Deep House/Progressive House
Strange Town Recordings have been releasing high quality and forward thinking music since being founded in 2010.
They regularly support a lot of talented artists from around their home town of Montreal as well as respected artists from around the globe to put out a string of classy releases.
Wrong Jeremy aka Jeremy Reid is also part of Augustine Wrong along with Florence Masson. They’ve previously released on Strange Town Recordings with the “She Does” EP, in early 2014. They return with fellow Montrealer’s Flowers and Sea Creatures for the Canadian labels 20th release.
The original mix of “Dimly Lit” starts with eerie keys and pads setting the tone and giving an ominous feeling. The haunting vocals from Flowers and Sea Creatures backed up by Augustine Wrong are really beautiful and bring things to life. They brilliantly complement the mood of the track! Bass and chord stabs all add to the dark vibe really well with key changes keeping things interesting. The relentless percussion builds the energy up and carries you along. The break is beautifully deep, dark and eerie with the lamenting vocals working superbly before things kick back in to full swing. A quality piece of melancholic deep house.
Deepfunk provides the remix in his distinctive melodic style. The effected synths of the intro instantly give you a feeling this is going to be big. Chopped up vocal stabs give a feeling of things just about to ignite. Beats patterns fluctuate, teasing you, as things start to build before the fantastic bassline comes in to really give you a lift off. Layers of melody build the atmosphere of the track up beautifully. Always keeping varied and fantastically intense. The vocals are used more sparingly but work to great effect. Sweeping in and out to give a really epic feel as the track progresses. Always fitting the progressive house/melodic techno style really well, Deepfunk aka Malcolm Abdilla from Malta, can always be relied upon to come up with the goods. He does it again with this, a wonderful remix!
We’re not finished there though as we also have a Re-visioned version from the original collaborator’s. Brighter than the original with a more uplifting and dreamy feel. The vocals give you a totally different mood with a much sweeter vibe. This is the happier side. It sounds more confident of a positive end to the story. The analogue bassline is fun and bouncy, keeping you grooving along really nicely. Vintage keys and playful vocal stabs all keep you smiling throughout. A really lovely version.
This is one of Strange Town Recordings strongest releases yet, an excellent EP!