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No Regular Play

Endangered species remixes vol 1

Brooklyn based innovator Wolf + Lamb have branched out to all corners of the globe as they’ve recently hosted many parties, events and of course through their unstoppable record label. Equal parts elastic funk and reverb-drenched romance, this is the first volume of No Regular Play’s genre-defying album. With a second volume promised in the near future, the entire LP will get treatment from all sorts of producers and musicians making it a mixture of ideas, inspirations, and art forms. Volume 1 boasts re-works from some of Wolf + Lamb’s most prestigious stars including, Soul Clap and Slow Hands, to Scissor and Thread bosses Frank & Tony.

Kicking things off, glitter-pop bedroom mastermind Navid Izadi transforms Won’t Quit into an anthem of sundrenched, triumphant pop sounds as it layers into something of a Miami Vice feel. Sparkling and very clean, his rendition is a perfect jump into nostalgic bliss. Boston’s Soul Clap uses their magical hands to mold Birdfeathers into an epic sunrise jam. Slow Hands create a swirl of electrified synths, stuttering kicks and Carlos Santana-worthy guitar riffs; it’s a perfect balance of live and electronic sounds for their remix of Won’t Quit.

Last but not least, Frank and Tony round out this diverse release by extending the vibe into grittier and nastier territory. Groovy without pushing on tackiness, their remix of Kickback is all rolling drums, a sexy bass lick and sensual atmospheres. Continuing to play by their own rules and pushing the limits of common electronic music, Wolf + Lamb prove once more their prominence in today’s scene. Sure to be played well into this coming Ibiza season, we look forward to what the imprint has in store for the future and of course for the much anticipated, Remixes Vol. 2.