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Flame (Mood II Swing Mixes) Vinyl 12"

Melodies InternationalSKU dm-5893

NYC remix masters in top form in 1997, dark deep house par excellence
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"Flame was originally produced by Crustation, a Trip Hop group from Bristol, as part of their last album Bloom originally released in 1997 on Jive. The same year, Jive released a string of remixes including two from Mood II Swing included here on this release. The vocal mix centres around full segments from Bronagh Slevin’s chorus and an incredibly satisfying progression of synth stabs based on the chord changes from the original which alongside Slevin’s silky vocals intimately captured the melancholy in the lyrics depicting recovery from someone’s unconditional love being taken advantage of repeatedly. However, Mood II Swing’s club treatment, subtle arrangements and sequencing bring an added sense of closure which feels somewhat cathartic and liberating, therefore resolving the song’s predicament. A true anthem for emotional dancefloors! On the flip, we have Mood II Swing’s Borderline Insanity Dub mix which essentially discards the vocal version’s “song” aspect, focusing mainly on John Ciafone’s dexterous drum programming and an extremely simple and repetitive three note bass pattern, which alongside subtle use of overarching synth lines and chopped up elements from the original bring the track to an all time creative high shining in its full 7 minutes of dark, hypnotic bliss. Presented for the first time as a standalone release, remastered to the highest possible standards and cut to half speed lacquers at 45rpm, Flame’s Mood II Swing remixes are presented in loud 12 Inch format!" - Melodies International

  • two classic Mood II Swing remixes of Crustation's 'Flame,' originally released in 1997
  • black vinyl pressing
  • plays at 45rpm
  • music label: Melodies International 2020

UPC: 5053760044277


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