One of the most anticipated releases of 2011 has just dropped on vinyl, Pearson Sound (aka Ramadanman)’s refixes EP on Night Slugs White Label. Both sides are flips of classic tracks in Pearson Sound’s signature style.
Let Me See takes a bass heavy baltimore club classic and strips it down completely, taking the acapella and putting a huge 808 kick under it, with some subtle percussion and industrial hits that just scream David Kennedy.
Rodd Lee – Let Me See What U Workin With (Pearson Sound Remix)
Hardrive’s Deep Inside has one of the nicest ever house vocals in my opinion, but some of the synths in the original, especially the lead synth, jar with me a little bit. Luckily, Pearson Sound gets rid of that synth. In fact, he gets rid of nearly everything, except that instantly recognizable sample ‘deep, deep inside, deep, deep down inside’, and replaces it all with 808 cowbells. More or less. The percussion takes a different route to Let Me See, imitating old school hip-hop breaks. I’m still torn between whether I prefer the original or the refix, but all I know is that this is set to become of one of the biggest tunes of 2011!
Hardrive – Deep Inside (Pearson Sound Remix)