- Is it just me or is Iron Curtis kind of everywhere this year? A slew of remixes have been piling up on the young producer's rapidly growing CV, and his latest feature release comes on small Detroit-based Kolour. Both tracks here retain the vintage atmosphere that Iron Curtis has been cultivating in the last few years, now pounding with a weighty ferocity that feels brand new. "GOMA" might be deep house down to the core, featuring a larger-than-life drum machine pulse, but it seems to cherry-pick from UK bass music in its emphasis on dominating sub-bass and incomprehensibly processed vocals. It really should be a mess, as chromatic chords and swooning strings duel with a mangled acoustic guitar sample, but the final product is infectious despite its complexity.
Dimming the lights, slow-burner "You Are (Way Much More Than Just) My Choice Tonight" clings to a filtered loop of vibe-heavy jazz and builds a lumbering and sexy (now there's a combination) slow jam around it, including more of those half-understandable speech snippets. The dipping drum hits and sultry strings add to the seductive mood, and it shares the same irreverent spirit of modernity-via-retrospection as its flipside. The package also adds two synth-heavy remixes that cover both tracks in a futuristic sheen. San Soda's remix of "GOMA" brings it into reassuring territory with a warm and fuzzy bassline. Working on the same tip, Mano Le Tough's rework of "Choice" sends the track floating on trilling arpeggios and wafting piano chords.
A2 Goma (San Soda Remix)
B1 Iron Curtis & Leaves - You're (Way Much More Then Just) My Choice Tonight
B2 Iron Curtis & Leaves - You're (Way Much More Then Just) My Choice Tonight (Mano Le Tough Remix)