Artist: Tony Rohr & Layton Giordani
Title: Careless Suggestions
Remixers: Sasha Carassi, Dema
Release Date: 10 March, 2013
Cat #: PHOBIQ091D
01. Careless Suggestions (Original Mix)
02. Careless Suggestions (Sasha Carassi Remix)
03. Reggae Shiz (Original Mix)
04. Reggae Shiz (Dema Remix)
The legendary Tony Rohr graces Phobiq with his presence and offers two tracks alongside his new partner-in-crime Layton Giordani.
The EP starts out with the sparse arrangement of “Careless Suggestions”, driven by a locomotive bassline and grinding rhythm section. Moody stabs reinforce the bleak vibe, and the vocals coming at us from otherworldly black holes only add to the mood. Label boss Sasha Carassi steps up for the remix in his trademarked stomping style, making use of hypnotic elements and the busy claps from the original. Industrial-sounding hi-hat action drives his interpretation all the way home, after an apocalyptic breakdown, of course.
On “Reggae Shiz” things are more stripped-down with bare drums holding everything together, as the rest of the arsenal slowly builds around menacing chords and a rocksteady groove. Behind the spotlight, liquid bass comes together with quirky percussion to complete this almost-10-minute-long opus. Dema maintains a sublime, shadowy mood in his version but opts for busier hats and heavier usage of chords.