London based Label Lower East have revealed a stonking 3 track EP from a deadly new collaborative project ‘Bred For Pleasure’. No strangers to the music industry, the pair have been working individually behind the scenes with the likes of Rudimental and Gorgon City but have decided to break the scene themselves with the new single ‘Better Than This’.
Starting with the original then. Highly modulated and haunting chords softly delicately lay the foundation on the introduction, before off-beat bass hits wrap a groove around the 4×4 drum pattern. After the chilling breakdown, laced with techy bass contortions; we are treated to a moody and soulful vocal holding together the sultry deep house opener.
Next up we have a totally recognizable and vintage remix from Mak & Pasteman. Business as usual for the duo on this one with a nice long DJ Friendly intro, while the pair utilize lo-fi techniques giving the drums a vintage and muddy feel. Jumpy and off-beat chords become the main element of this basement pumping deep house roller.
Finally we have the slow and sultry remix from Last Magpie. Making exquisite use of haunting pad sounds, this remix uses incredibly minimal drum hits, instead opting for a groove curated almost entirely from the bassline. Making full use of the vocal harmonies, this is maybe a remix more for the after-party than the dancefloor. Altogether a release with some real depth and diversity and 3 takes on an incredible vocal line for any taste. A beautifully moody release from ‘Bred For Pleasure’ and Lower East.
Bred For Pleasure’s ‘Better Than This Part.1’, with Last Magpie and Mak & Pasteman remixes is part one of two part package. Be sure to look out for the second installment with MNEK, the legendary Larry Heard / Mr. Fingers from Fingers Inc.
Bred For Pleasure’s ‘Better Than This’ are both now out on Lower East.
Part 1 Tracklist
1.Better Than This (Original Mix)
2.Better Than This (Mak & Pasteman Remix)
3.Better Than This (Last Magpie Remix)
Part 2 Tracklist
1.Better Than This (Larry Heard Vocal Mix)
2.Better Than This (Mr Fingers Dub)