- Will Saul returns with his first outing for 2007 after remixing Jesse Rose’s ‘Its So’ in late 2006. ‘Pause’ arrives on Saul’s busy label Simple Records, this time with added ergonomics on the flip from Isolée.
Saul’s effort comes as a breath of fresh air, miles away from minimal, tick tock and electro anthems du jour. His style here rolls a lot deeper than most, with crisp, seductive arrangements, building analogues riffs and simple percussion. Definitely one to build sets with, ‘Pause’ is a warm deep house number that’ll likely have Charles Webster and Gilles Peterson all over it. A grower.
Isolée is a name that slips under too many radars – he should really need no introduction. His refit here is a wise one: the original did not need much changing, and Isolée keeps the cleanliness, the lead lines and the chugging slow BPM, adding only his usual attention to detail in the form of subtly bent chords, small flicks and gorgeous pads. Of the two, I think the Isolée remix holds up more; it has a worldly wise accent and it’ll definitely get the reaction required if dropped at the right time. Sonar by Day, anyone? Once again the blueprint of deep house is influencing all - bring on the 120bpm parties.
B Pause (Isolée Remix)