Artist: Blond:ish & Climbers
Title: Town Joker
Label: Get Physical
Remixers: Philip Bader & Niconé
Cat. #: GPM221
Release Date: March 11th 2013
1. Town Joker (Original Mix)
2. Town Joker (Philip Bader & Niconé Remix)
Blond:ish & Climbers, two very distinct and respected artists join forces. Bringing the best of sexy deep vibes and hot grooves on one EP. A collaboration that started with three unlikely ingredients: beer, tacos and hummus.
Blond:ish explains: “They invited us to come for a few days to Mexicali and make music! They were pretty shy at first, but really sweet and welcoming.”
“We stuffed our faces with tacos and drank tons of beers with plastic chairs and a big dog with a fence on your lawn type vibes… This went on for about 4 days since it’s the Mexicali thing to do… After we’ve had enough tacos, we went to the supermarket, and the ONLY healthy-ish thing we could find was hummus.. The guys had never heard of, or tried hummus, so we taught them about a healthier way of eating (which they were really interested in)…”
“So yeah, you could say we bonded over beer, tacos and hummus!”
The ‘Original Mix’ opens with a mind twisting synth and basic percussion, a vocal line drops out of nowhere and the bass hits. The heavy bass line stomps onto the floor and the kicks punch their way through your chest. A killer synth line rises out of the darkness and drags a nasty groove with it. A large track for serious dance floor action.
Any attempt to top the energy and power of the original mix would be insane, Phiip Bader & Nicone are wise not to try. Instead, they take things down, opting for an organic feel and a slow but steady rising heat. A classic example of deep house, the track is brilliantly composed, with all the elements – the deep guitar, the thick bass, the gravitational percussion – all come together seamlessly here to create another late night sensation.