To follow the Crystal Pharoah’s Remix of “This Love,” Giant Step presents a new remix by Hird, best known for his album Moving On with Yukimi Nagano (Little Dragon). This track is on the mellow side of house, but the driving instrumentation makes it great for the dancefloor. It has elements of breakbeat in the verses, undulated bass lines, and subtle touches of jazz.
Si*Sé – “This Love (Original)” (download)
Si*Sé – “This Love (Hird Remix)”
On the upcoming Si*Sé Gold EP, singer/DJ Carol C’s voice evokes a sophisticated sensuality, singing in English and Spanish over producer Cliff Cristofaro’s post-trip-hop grooves. The band also includes drummer Ryan Farley, bassist Morgan Phillips, percussionist Neil Ochoa and violinist Nicole Arena.
For the single “This Love,” Carol turned to Cristofaro for a “Motown-ish track.” He was ready for the request, pulling out a sweetly spaced rhythm with plenty of room for Carol’s dream-like vocals to fly over: her heartfelt convictions, one which has caused innumerable fans to connect to her with, is in full force here. “I was talking to many different people around the same time,” she says, “and they all seemed to be in search of the perfect love. This song came out of those conversations.”
Look for the Gold EP next week, it comes out March 9th.
Si*Sé’s New York Record Release show will be on March 12 at Le Poisson Rouge.