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"Call Me" is a welcome dose of precisely what we all need right now: a brilliant ray of sunny electronic disco to warm up our winter dancefloors. DJ Nibc, the Berlin-based, Gothenburg-born DJ, producer and Trunkfunk Records label owner has joined forces with fellow Swedish house cat Patrick L for a collaborative effort that offers a fresh, playful and breezy take on deep disco grooves.
The "DJ Nibc Mix" rides a languid summer afternoon tempo, accompanied by shimmering light beams and sweet synth chords, rising to a peak of uplifting strings and soulful vocals that weave around the track's core retro melody. The "Patrick L Mix" gives the full Polyphonic treatment, shifting the filtered strings to the intro, intensifying the bass, and using subtle punchy cut-ups in contrast with Patrick's crystal-clear vocal treatment.
Fellow Swede Tiger Stripes completes the trio of countrymen, with a "Tiger Stripes Remix" that moulds the track into an urgent dancefloor cut, emphasising an irresistible bass melody, a thudding kick drum, and classic house stabs of synths and voice. London's newest simmering Hot Creations signee funnels even more sunshine into his rework; as the "Cera Alba's Lost Soul Remix" plays out the the track's high hats and fills all available spaces with arcs of retro synths and cosmic reverb. Mercury's remix finds itself deep within the track's sunny seaside electronic pop melodies, replete with tweeting birds and washes of simulated waves that lift up the heartbroken lyrics.
Berlin's Märtini Brother Clé brings decades of experience to the mix and it shows: his "Clé's From Town Remix" adopts a vintage soulful house approach, following the track's natural vocal progression, and building subtly with handclaps, congas, and snippets of strings. Waze & Odyssey is the jus' born alias of two Detroit-loving British producers, and their "Waze & Odyssey Mix" closes out the EP suitably with a sunset vibe: sleek beats for a late night - or early morning - exploration into the space between disco and house. Last but certainly not least DJ Nibc's "Reality Check Dub" mix rewrites the script, taking a stripped back version of the track gradually from deep electronic funk towards hypnotic, dub-flavoured house.
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