Artists: Soul Button feat. Stee Downes
Title: In My Stride
Label: Underground Audio
Remixers: Atapy, Habischman, Sasch BBC & Caspar
Cat. #: UGA002
Release Date: 2013
1. In my Stride (Original Mix)
2. In My Stride (Atapy Remix)
3. In My Stride (Habischman Remix)
4. In My Stride (Sasch BBC & Caspar Remix)
Multifaceted British imprint Underground Audio came out all guns blazing recently, with their debut release, Underground Fables Volume 1, proving they mean business. Their latest record comes courtesy of the equally fledgling Soul Button, with the German producer turning in the magnificent In My Stride alongside esteemed Irish vocalist Stee Downes.
Deep and colourful, the original’s lackadaisical flow and cosmic-sounding hues prove the perfect backdrop for Downes’ meandering, soul-enriched vocals. Delicate, playful and infused with a rich Balearic edge, it’s also a record that neatly coincides with the impending Ibiza season.
The record’s cosmopolitan edge is then cranked up a further gear courtesy of Romanian producer, Atapy. He handles the original in a vein that’s indicative of his own enhancing reputation, with an initially stripped-back feel bolstered by a series of clever chords and a sun-kissed bassline.
Habischmann leads the original to a more subtle place soon after, as he allows Downes’ striking vocals extra breathing space with his waif-like interpretation, before Sasch BBC & Caspar culminate proceedings with a percussion-laced, groove-soaked anthem that makes canny use of a rising underbelly of astute synths. A soulful EP with something for everyone, In My Stride is sure to ignite dancefloors aplenty come summer time.