What happens when you let two talented producers create a track and then a dynamic dynamic duo from Manchester with music released on fine labels such as Delusions Of Grandeur, Quintessentials and Poker Flat remix it?
You get this, Bitter Love EP from The True Rebel with a remix from Deep Space Orchestra.
Two different takes in both tempo and energy. The original version is a battle of piano stabs, a bouncy and filthy bassline, while the remix takes us straight to Detroit, fusing classic techno sounds together with modern house. Simply put, impeccably executed.
Juno Review: "Between them, Edinburgh-based twosome Ricky Reid and Peter Oakden have plenty of experience, with the former having previously released on Instruments of Rapture and Restless Soul. Here, they deliver a sinewy slice of hypnotic, mid-90s Chicago deeopness (think Prescription and Chez Damier) for Local Talk. The head-nodding, hip-wiggling groove takes a breather occasionally to make way for a classic piano breakdown. It's expertly done, which you'd expect given their vast production experience. Deep Space Orchestra provide the remix, making more of the delicious pianos on a similarly hypnotic version that builds towards a sweaty, all-action climax. Excellent stuff, and one of Local Talk's best for some time."