The Oakland-native’s romantic and empowering house sound has enjoyed a growing audience made up of fans and tastemakers alike. The remix package comes courtesy of friends and label affiliates, each lending their touch to Space Ghost’s work.
Capitalizing on the inherent warmth in the Bay Area-artist’s sound, Tartelet label head Dirk 81 subtly threads a slow, rolling breakbeat into ‘Deep’, channeling 90s RnB and Balearic. Danish underground powerhouse and Help / Regelbau label affiliate Central injects some up-tempo garage house energy into ‘Be Yourself’ - without losing the swirling romanticism of the original. And LA-based producer Jarren, neighbor to Space Ghost on UK label Apron, leans in to the punchy "Lately Bass" and turns up the swing on his own version of the track.
Space Ghost comes back to ‘Emotional Healer’ and creates a pointedly club-tooled ‘Dance Mix’ version with a panoply of 90s touchstones delivered in the classiest of ways. To finish, Nelson Of The East’s ‘Forever Dub’ of the track adds a sharp and snappy strain of modern steppas.
STAFF COMMENTSMatt says: Tidy remixes by a celebrated cast of producers who tackle the exceptional "Dance Planet" LP by Space Ghost. It's the Dance Mix of "Emotional Healer" that's ruffled my feathers. But there's plenty for moods and flavours for the intrepid. Check!
A1. Deep (dirk 81 Remix)
A2. Be Yourself (central Remix)
A3. Be Yourself (jarren Remix)
B1. Emotional Healer (dance Mix)
B2. Emotional Healer (nelson Of The East Forever Dub)