- Record Label
- Music For Dreams
About this item
After causing a stir with that mega 10" on Claremont 56, Japanese duo Okinawa Delays join the ranks of Music For Dreams for this stunning cover of Neil Young's beautiful "Lotta Love". This limited first edition twelve inch on light blue transparent vinyl & comes with fine selection of remixes from Phil Mison, Psychmagik & Willie Graf & Darren Eboli. As the AOR groove of the original meets the city pop stylings of Takeo Toyama's production and Satoko Ishimine's vocal, the track takes on a wonderful Balearic shimmer, perfectly capturing the spirit of a coastal walk on the White Isle. Alongside the breezy original version, the Balearic DJ is treated to a deluxe set of remixes, kicking off with three versions from Cafe Del Mar hero Phil Mison. His Balearic house mix kills it with the restless shuffle of percolating percussion, synth vamps and classic piano, all supporting those heartswelling vocals perfectly. The "Dub Mix" lets the melodic magic come to the fore as Phil showcases his silky synth skills while the "Piano Reprise" strips things back even further for those magic moments when the mood is just right. Psychemagik get suitably weird on their mix, honing in on the melancholic quality of the original and transforming it into a warped electrohouse stomper with maximum chopped vox and bass squelch. Willie Graf and Darren Eboli offer an option at the opposite end of the spectrum, utilising slight reggae lilt and smooth soul arrangements to lend "Lotta Love" a little Sade sophistication.
Patrick says: You're always onto a winner with a cover of this Neil Young classic, but this is serious stuff. Featuring an all star cast, Music For Dreams' latest release should find its way into more or less every Balearic setlist.
A1 Lotta Love (Original Mix)
A2 Lotta Love (Phil Mison's Balearic House Remix)
A3 Lotta Love (Phil Mison's Dub Mix)
B1 Lotta Love (Psychemagik Dub Mix)
B2 Lotta Love (Willie Graf & Darren Eboli Beach Mix)
B3 Lotta Love (Phil Mison Piano Reprise)