- Heatsick's original "Dream Tennis" was a typical slice of Steven Warwick magic: a nest of delicately pirouetting keyboard lines accompanied by tinny house rhythms that slowly unraveled across ten minutes. Despite the marked differences between the four remixes here, they remain of a piece with Warwick's original and thus with each other, making for a great, coherent set of variations on a strong central theme.
Legowelt, who opens the 12-inch, couldn't be a more appropriate choice of remixer—like Warwick, he's made a career of wringing the maximum possible effect from the simplest combinations of gear, with a focus on melody over fidelity. Like Heatsick's original, his remix feels peculiarly timeless, its choppy, breakbeat-ish percussion recalling Dr. Eich-era Carl Craig.
Young Marco turns in a disorienting dub version, keeping Warwick's sumptuous earworm of a lead line firmly in place but dropping it into the echo chamber. Clima views the original from a different angle, keeping its textures and percussive backbone intact and scoring its surface with fine synth drones. L.I.E.S/Trilogy Tapes associate Willie Burns makes the most dramatic changes, slowing proceedings to a sensuous throb that simply fades out in its final seconds—an appropriate gesture for a groove that could have happily run on forever.
A1 Dream Tennis (Legowelt W30 Palm Springs Pawn Shop Remix)
A2 Dream Tennis (Willie Burns Remix)
B1 Dream Tennis (Young Marco Remix)
B2 Dream Tennis (Clima Remix)