James Benedict – Mellow Annie EP

December 4, 2014 in Singles

James Benedict Mellow Annie EP House Trip RecordingsDeeper house vibes now from Glaswegian producer James Benedict.

Mellow Annie itself, in its original form, is a sparse, slow-building deep houser featuring Jesse Jackson speech samples and vaguely proggy synths. Jon Sweetname’s remix makes more extensive use of the vocal, tones down the synths and beefs up the drums for more of a deep/tech vibe. Time With Me also comes in two mixes: the gorgeous old skool, late-night deepness of the original, and a more drama-laden refix from Liam Dunning for the bigger rooms, complete with soaring synth-strings and energising handclaps.

It’s the original version of Time With Me that stands out, to these ears.

Out: This week on Traxsource, everywhere else from 15 Dec.

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