- Freerange label boss and all-round UK deep house head Jimpster calls in the studio geometry of man-of-the-moment John Tejada to remix his latest, ‘Square Up’. Jimpster’s original harks back to the early days: clean, sharp, witty and warm, ready for the house heads and the West London wine bars where sexy ladies shoulder shuffle next to well-chiselled guys about to make their move. This track is warm and sexy without being too commercial – it would sit really well with early Naked Music bits or Om Records 12”s.
Tejada is a man who crafts his moods with ease and grace. His remix dumps the fun in the corner and starts with more bump and groove, nicely sequenced to catch people at the bar or sat down. Where the original has a light and airy feel about it, slightly sickly smooth and happy, the Tejada mix hits it more for late nights and sexy eyes, the fusion of chords and motion testifying to his abilities.
Most heads will skip Jimpster’s reprise, the classy choice is John Tejada here. Jimpster and Buzzin’ Fly head Ben Watt are carving out a small surge of quality music that is pretty accessible to all these days, warming up the winter as we look forward to summer.