Quotes: The production is fantastic, as is the songwriting. He Is like the perfect cross between Marvin Gaye and Nick Drake. Bravo XLR8R
Info: All Scotts in the house – Bertie Vogts gets pressure again! The first remix EP following Joseph Malik’s debut album release includes mixes by Grand Unified and Aqua Bassino – two killer tunes here, check them out.
“Futuristica” Grand Unified House Not House Remix: Grand Unified is the alter ego of Outer Hebrides born DJ, musician and songwriter Kenny Macleod (aka DJ Unify). Based in Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh, he is a good friend of Joseph Malik – they recorded together the track “Music Makes Me Feel This Way” which came out on Hospital Records’ compilation “Out Patients Vol.1”. His remix of “Futuristica” kicks off with a cool vocal pattern groove, which is surrounded by some nice string sounds. Later after a break the track evolves into a big groover with a cool beat arrangement – a mixture between offbeats and house – and a fantastic baseline. Malik’s vocals harmonise perfectly, that’s future tech soul for the dancefloor at its best.
“Take It All In And Check It All Out” Aqua Bassino’s Groove Mix: Aqua Bassino (Scots born Jason Robertson) is one of the big names at Laurent Garnier’s label F-Communication. Currently he resides in Edinburgh and lives right next door to Joseph Malik. His remix is a sublime house track – beats and bass provide the fundament for Malik’s vocals and together it grooves like most of Bassino’s pumping big floor fillers – played out by all the bigger house and minimal house DJs around the globe. The Basedrum…you know the score.