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- PM120 / Ltd pic disc 12" on Purple Music inc. David Alexander, Brian Matrix & Jamie Lewis Mixes
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8/10 Mike Staff review, 14 December 2011
Phil has insisted that I refer to His Purpleness only as 'The Purple Wand' in this review, so here goes...
As far as I'm concerned it's pretty exciting getting a new 12” in from The Purple Wand, even one that's just got four remixes of the same song on it. Probably a bit easier to review than a sprawling 4CD epic though. Anyway, this track is total classic Purple Wand. We've got crisp, bouncy '80s style beats and super bright synthesisers alongside some super funky basslines and The Purple Wand's already-high vocals pitched up to give an even more androgynous feel than usual. After the original mix we've got the Jamie Lewis Revamped Purple mix, which augments the liquid funk of the original with a pumping house edge to the track with more emphasis on the on-beats to create a bit of a four-on-the-floor stomper. Flip it and David Alexander's Icon mix takes The Purple Wand on a bit more of a bouncy Euro-electro tip with some great staccato synths that really bring The Purple Wand's vocals to the fore during the verses. This one's my personal favourite mix on the record I think. Totally brash and unashamedly pumping. To close things off we've got the Brian Matrix Da Big Room mix, which to my ears has got a proper old school Detroit techno feel to it and is really uplifting. Probably cooler sounding than the David Alexander one but that one had a shameless campness about it that really complemented The Purple Wand's existing aesthetic.
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