For the DJs, Satoshi Tomiie cut out a couple of tracks from New Day, his new album on Abstract Architecture and gave them some supremely luscious rejuvenation in the expert hands of a startling roster of remixers. There have been four remix samplers so far, featuring Ron Trent, DJ Sneak, Fred P and Cab Drivers.
On Volume 4, Ron Trent returns for a second whack at “Thursday, 2 AM” with a main mix that captivates. While supremely electronic, the jazz elements (or that boogie bassline) are irresistible touches. It’s 10 minutes, it takes up the whole A side and he gets such a spirit moving with the jam that I wish it could go on longer. The dub is even more extraordinary. Satoshi provides a (I have to quote this to get it right) “tool dub edit for Ron Trent’s remix” himself.
This is a great record, but great marketing too – probably not a lot of DJs pay attention to long players anymore (or get so many ill-advised “debut LPs” that they run out of time to listen, if we’re going to be honest about it.) Yet these are the people that any record is probably aimed at. Hopefully Satoshi captures them with these exquisite little platters and holds their attention long enough to check out the LP they spring from.
Originally published inside 5 Magazine Issue #133 featuring Vincent Floyd, Karizma, Tony Humphries, David Marston, Doc Link, Deep Club Denver and more. Become a member of 5 Magazine for First & Full access to everything House Music – on sale for just $1 an issue!