Artist: John Creamer & Stephane K Vs Randall Jones
Title: Kiss Me
Label: Mynt Music
By: Jason Calvert | 25 February 2006
  • A: Original Mix
  • B: Litex Mix

John Creamer & Stephane K Vs Randall Jones "Kiss Me"

Out Now on Mynt Music

John Creamer & Stephane K are what I regard as true veterans in the scene. They've torn apart clubs with their anthemic remixes of tracks such as Kosheen's 'Hide U' and iIO's 'Rapture'. One of my all time favourites would be 16B's remix of their original track 'I Wish You Were Here', so it is safe to say that these guys really know what they are doing when it comes to making music. Here we see a collaboration with Tigerhook Corp's Randall Jones, who has steadily built up a solid reputation, and is widely considered one of the hottest names in house music today. So let's see what happens when we bring together three legends of house music...

The original mix of 'Kiss Me' chugs out a sexy groove right from the beginning, as a very light vocal echoes out from the background. The track builds up intensity through working up the percussion and dropping in some more texture in the lower ranges. All of these elements when put together bring back memories of my earlier days in the scene, as it seems the sly groove heard on this track is becoming less and less common as time moves forward. It is very refreshing to hear.

Also hailing from Texas, Litex provides the interpretation for the flipside. The vocal is not evident in this version, and the overall feel is a lot tougher due to a revamped bassline. However the actual pace of the track is still laid-back, which proves that you do not need a fast tempo to have a tough production. The more mellow elements of the original make their appearance through a few filters, and add a great sense of depth to the overall production.

Evidently, all three producers are still at the top of their game, and not afraid to belt out a track which evokes nostalgia in the hearts of us who have been involved in the scene for some time now. The original mix works itself perfectly into nearly any house set, especially in the earlier stages, where as the Litex Dub could also see itself in a more progressive-oriented set, and would go down well in those early hours of the morning. A release I can most definitely recommend picking up if you'd like to get an idea of what true progressive house sounds like.

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