Jazzanova consume to welcome a series of excellent remixes of tracks form their latest and great album, The Pool. Next up is the legendary house shaman Osunlade, who serves up four fantastic versions of ‘Everything I Wanted’ feat. Charlotte OC.
Osunlade is the Yoruba Records boss and spiritual character with an uplifting, jazzy, deep and afro tinged house sound. Born in St Louis, Missouri, he is a hugely prolific musician, composer and producer who brings spellbinding moods and grooves to everything he does, as these four new remixes prove once again.
Opening things up is the Yoruba Soul Mix, which flips the original into a steamy, surging house track with smeared synths propping up the expressive vocal and loose percussion. An instrumental version of this one allows the soft edged keys and supple rubber drums to come to the fore and cast their spell on the dance floor.
Then comes a Beats Mix which is all about the woody, organic drums and scattered hits. The result is a warm and infectious track that is perfectly designed to get bodies moving, and last of all is a Yoruba Soul Stripped Mix. The fantastic vocal is the centre piece, with knocking percussion and underlapping drums all adding to the spine tingling nature of this most soulful house track.