Employee of the Year have quite simply put together two of this years best remixes, Wild Belle’s original of Its Too Late is terrific but EotY (gambling that this is the legit abbreviation) flip it into a nocturnal and funky classic. They keep it simple, relying upon woozy basslines, minimal synth and handclap drums to back the strong vocal line. Sparseness can often equate to coldness on a track but this remix though sparing is peppered with explosions of vibrant, funky bass rhythms and synth…which is what makes it so great.
Second Sohn-The Wheel. Though this remix is a different animal emotionally and lyrically the formula is still very much the same- let the strong vocal line speak for itself and keep the mix fairly uncluttered, at least initially. The track is made by that thick bass-synth line which has an uneasiness to it, a sort of dark liveliness that grows and in the end caves in on the soft vocals…this could easily be the track on the opening credits of a Fincher or Aranofsky film, there’s something so claustrophobic, compelling and dark about it. Terrific.