A great early ray of summer sun here, with a trio of timely updates for Mannix and Lisa Shaw’s soulful 2016 cut “So Much Time.”
Sweden’s OPOLOPO (the Yoruban word for “plenty” in case you’re curious) can do no wrong of late, with a production style so utterly unique that you can usually detect it from the first snare hit. His take on “So Much Time” is typically energetic, skating the intersection of disco, boogie, funk and house with great poise as usual. The bass is ultra-groovy, the chords uplifting and sympathetic, the percussion almost laughably bouncy. How fun this remix is belies its impressive complexity. Just — so good!
Mannix himself delivers a driving dub deconstruction of “So Much Time,” chopping up some heavy slap bass alongside tuff disco drums and a Viennese whirl of atmospherics.
One of the talents behind the perennially underrated Nottingham trio Schmoov!, André Bonsor closes out the package with an effortless and classic deep house take on “So Much Time,” drawing out a deliciously sumptuous chord progression and placing Lisa’s smooth vocal right in the cut.
From the terrace to the club, there’s a mix for every occasion here. Grab it.
Mannix ft. Lisa Shaw: So Much Time (Opolopo, Mannix and André Bonsor Remixes) (Dafia Records / Digital / May 2022)
1. Mannix ft. Lisa Shaw: So Much Time (Opolopo Remix) (7:29)
2. Mannix ft. Lisa Shaw: So Much Time (Mannix Primetime Disco Dub) (7:11)
3. Mannix ft. Lisa Shaw: So Much Time (Andre Bonsor Remix) (7:26)
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