Tom Demac vs Silverclub // Holidays Over [My Favorite Robot]
In line with the continued merging of compelling songwriters and electronica it’s been great to listen to Tom Demac laying down the beats for Manchester’s Silverclub to swagger over. Here we find two equally stylish Original Tracks and a couple of excellent remixes to boot.
Holidays Over is a fabulously ‘retro-futuristic’ slab of disco-sleaze with Duncan Edward Jones’ vocal prowling the soundscape with intent and vigour. There is so many good elements alongside the vocal in here, including a superb growling, evolving yet bouncing bass and some delightfully quirky keys accentuating the track. It’s an immersive experience not to be missed that delivers more on every listen.
Throat Trip is a more unearthly, although equally stylish experience to get involved with. Again Jones’ delivery is haunted yet direct and affecting with Demacs beats and menacing bass guitar sewing the sonic tapestry together perfectly. It’s menacing and intimidating stuff at times, with piles of cool thrown at it.
Flowers and Sea Creatures remix of Holidays Over is reassuringly chunky stuff that deep-house fans will lap-up. Some excellent synths haunt start the mix with some brilliant chopping fx work on the percussion and haunting potergeist-esque vocal padding – cue bassline and vocals and some truely mangled synth fills and you have an introspective journey that will favour the brave. It’s ideal stuff for the rooms that keep the heads down and the wonk set to 10.
One of the stars here though has to be the masterful Tiger Stripes remix of Throat Trip which grabs the original samples superbly and twists them up effortlessly, layer on layer, into a frenetic groove whilst still managing to be slightly off-route and engaging. The tension that is built in the arrangement and production work is nigh on perfect, whilst the hats, synths and reverse vox punch at the choruses perfectly – and even makes me laugh when they arrive. It’s seriously first-rate, infatuating stuff and so much more…
Release Date: Out Now
Words: Mike 13