No Dial Tone / About You (feat Djamila)
The Classic Music Company / Released August 2012
What does it sound like?
It’s always nice to see a familiar face, not least when it comes bearing no less than five decent tracks. Derrick L. Carter and Luke Solomon’s legendary Classic find itself promoting a talented pair of Norwegians who have done what we love most about all things Scandinavian and musical. In About You the house music is low slung, deep but dirty, and absolutely hypnotic. Druggy and repetitive, the vocals, which contain more than a hint of the outfit’s beguiling regional accent, have a lot to answer for when it comes to the enchantment at hand, but the production behind them is pretty damn good too.
A host of remixes are packaged on top of the original, all of which are rather nice. Mic Newman opts for more cosmic, spatial notes on his Remix For You, echoing those lyrics a little more and adding some acidic accents, throwing in a background key refrain that makes everything feel poised for something. It never comes, but that doesn’t matter. There’s also a vinyl only version from the same chap, Remix For Me, which invites warm organs and soulful vibes along for the ride. Meanwhile, Tom Ellis, who’s been garnering an enviable production reputation over the last few years, takes things into jazzier avenues- more Charles Webster than Moodymann on his Lounge Mix, and suitably punchy in the Bump counterpart.
What highlights can I expect to hear?
Unique and certainly one of ‘those’ vocal house tracks, it would take something equally inimitable to beat No Dial Tone’s original.
Where can I buy it?