Artist: Quintin Christian & Vandermeer
Title: Bred For Pleasure EP
Label: Lower East
Cat. #: LOW027
Release Date: Dec 10, 2012
Quintin Christian & Vandermeer – Infatuation
Quintin Christian & Vandermeer – Infatuation (James Teej Remix)
Quintin Christian & Vandemeer – Trouble In Paradise
Quintin Christian & Vandermeer – Clavier a Lumieres
London’s Lower East label returns this December with Quintin Christian & Vandermeer’s ‘Bred For Pleasure’ EP backed with a remix from My Favorite Robot artist James Teej.
Lower East has gained a highly praised status over its twenty-seven releases earning support from a widespread variety of artists such as Wolf Music, My Favorite Robot, Maceo Plex, dOP, Huxley and Tone Of Arc, testament to the broad spectrum of music covered and the quality of the output. Here the imprint welcomes South African born now London based artist Quintin Christian and Canadian producer Vandermeer to the roster with this collaborative release ‘Bred For Pleasure’.
‘Infatuation’ opens the release, a beautifully crafted piece of slo-mo, vocal tinged deep house. The colossal, gritty electronic bass hook continually modulates throughout the track alongside weighty drums and soft whispering vocal lines resulting in an intelligent, emotive piece of music. Rekids and No.19 Music artist James Teej turns in a remix of ‘Infatuation’ next, stripping back the feel of the original cut to a more ethereal state, Teej cleverly used delays and reverbs to build a cavernous background atmosphere. Intricate melodies and vocal chops are introduced to the latter stages and the end result is a darker more peak-time interpretation.
Next up is ‘Trouble In Paradise’, a mood-driven track embodying a circling organ line, growling low-end bass hits and shuffling disco drums. The duo implant a warbling synth line and sporadic bell chime hits on top adding a stylish melodic movement to the track that ebbs & flows around the punchy percussion, creating an intricate dropped-tempo Nu-Disco cut.
To close the release Quintin & Vandermeer deliver ‘Clavier a Lumieres’, a deep, broken-beat electronica number that takes a slightly techier direction with its slow blooming structure that builds to a tumbling, tom-driven bass- line and heavily delayed synth shots that add sparkle and lots of atmosphere.
Quintin Christian & Vandermeer bring you a unique EP here with ‘Bed For Pleasure’, sure to appeal to a wide variety of artists with its diverse nature, embracing the modern forms of deep house, nu-disco and electronica.
Quintin Christian & Vandermeer’s ‘Bed For Pleasure’ is out on Lower East 10th December 20