Phil Maher – I Need Ya

April 27, 2015 in Singles

Phil Maher I Need Ya UM RecordsIt’s a case of ‘pick your mix’ with this latest from scene stalwarts UM Records.

The Original version of I Need Ya, you see, is as ‘accessible’ a cut as we’ve heard from the Kiwi stable to date. With a soulful male vocal, nice muted pianos and a firm grasp of big room dynamics, it’s a track that’s got the potential to reach outside the deep house ghetto – who knows, maybe even into the mainstream charts. But for ‘da headz’, greater satisfaction is likely to come from the remixes. Greenfish tones down the original’s peaktime elements to provide a deeper pass that really lets those keys come into their own, but the killer for me is DJ Deeka’s remix, which ups the pace just a smidgeon, applies the vocal more sparingly and adds some lovely, lingering pads and nice squelchy synth-string stabs.

Your Love Is, a ‘deep and soulful’ house jam with both male and female vocal elements – think vintage Naked/Om and Ibiza beach bars – completes a solid package.

Out: This week

About: You can find UM Records here, here and here.