Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Nneka - Shining Star (Joe Goddard Remix)
Joe Goddard off of Hot Chip is something of a go-to guy for ace remixes right now, even more so when he teams up with a slick urban-pop vocalist. We loved his rework of Delilah's Love You So, and his take of Nneka's Shining Star offers more of the same trippy delights. There's touches of the tribal in the rhythmic looseness of the full nine minute version's collective soundscape, pieced together amidst rubbery basslines and deliciously retro handclaps. It's like some long lost club cut from the mid 90s, resurfaced on some dusty 12'' vinyl and given a quick contemporary re-dress. The result is intense, thoughtful and brimming with a smooth soulfulness which dishes up a plethora of production magic with each passing minute.