- Jamie Odell's sixth album, Porchlight And Rocking Chairs, wasn't awash in obvious singles. Though typically refined, as RA's Kristan Caryl pointed out, it suffered from "a polished sheen [that] is sometimes hard to penetrate." It made for a more than pleasant home listen, but wasn't top of the pile for DJs seeking club bangers. These remixes, which rework two of the album's deepest moments, aren't nearly so reticent.
Admittedly reticence has never been a problem for KiNK. Though his version of the album's title track doesn't scale the heights of, say, his remix of Deetron's "Out Of My Head," it puts Odell's soporific original through a similar wash. The hookiest elements are beefed up, the organic drums and chimes are given a more electronic polish, and in the final third he teases in a euphoric Detroit synth line that puts the track firmly in peaktime territory.
Andre Lodemann's remix of "Towards The Seer" is dubbier, opting for a more early-hours atmosphere that, at first, seems content simply to roll meaty subs beneath minimalist synth flickers. But then comes the breakdown. Lodemann takes elements Odell employed as mere texture and layers them, slathers them in reverb, and then brings back the opening bassline that, recontextualised, crackles with new energy. Where the originals were shy of development, these remixes revel in their final acts.
A Porchlight And Rocking Chairs (Kink Remix)
B Towards The Seer (Andre Lodeman Remix)