Amp Fiddler feat Corrine Bailey Rae - If I Don't (Remixes) (Genuine)
Released - 21.05.07
After listing Amp Fiddlers 'Afro Strut' as her favourite album of 2006 – the Leeds soulstress that is Corrine Bailey Rae hooked up with the Detroit veteran after one of her US shows. And the rest, as they say is history. Another cracking release under Amp Fiddlers belt.
Lifted from the awesome Afro Strut LP comes this 30s ragtime homage that is produced to perfection to work on today's soul loving dancefloors. All laidback and soulful, this is soaked with jazz piano keys and has a mandate to help you get your groove on. The bonus instrumental is strong on it's own and gives the lovely instrumentation shine. This is great for radio beds too.
The Wookie Remix keeps it on the dancefloor and slips us into the deep techy house lane. Always a versatile producer, Wookie never lets go of the soulful vibe and successfully kicks the door wide open, making this accessible to a whole host of new areas of club land. This sits somewhere between Detroit and Southport and has been winning fans with every play.
The Foreign Beggars stay true to the original, whilst adding steppy beats and a low slung sub bass. Deceptively fast, this is great for bars and backrooms and will have you nodding in your chair pretty much instantly. An oddball treat for the hip hop heads that fits in my sets snuggly.
The Taylor McFerrin Remix is the one that turned my head instantly. A superb broken soul outing that fans of his recent 'Broken Vibes' will go nuts for. Phat production and on the drums and bass, and a track that is as slick as they come. The vocals blend with the track brilliantly and the new keys take it to another level. An essential track for fans of the Kaidi Tatham deep nu soul sound. It does not get any better than this piece of blissed out brilliance!
The single is accompanied by an animated video inspired by Mos Eisley Cantina (the alien bar where Luke Skywalker first meet's Han Solo and Chewbacca in Star Wars) and features Amp and Corinne in character, plus their bands.
Afro Strut will be re-released on May 28th with 5 new tracks in a US format to coincide with live dates across the UK, including Glastonbury on 24th June.