“I Might Do Something Wrong,” was Tortured Soul’s first ever single, an instant anthem at NYC’s legendary Body and Soul party and many-a-dance floor back in 2001, is reworked for 2013 with an incredible twist. It features Tortured Soul collaborating with one of soulful music’s top all-stars, Brand New Heavies’ N’Dea Davenport on vocals, with new funky production, and remixes from Quentin Harris and members of the TS crew. With their latest single, Tortured Soul continues to blaze the trail in house music.
The Original Mix features Tortured Soul’s frontman John-Christian Urich, and JKriv, former bass player for TS, behind the mixing board. It’s an uplifting jam with Davenport’s soaring vocals, funky guitars from guest guitarist Mark “Tewar” Tewarson, Ethan White laying down 70s-style synth riffs, and ever pumping bass and drums from JKriv and Urich. It evokes the vibes we’ve come to expect from this brilliant outfit, channeling the pioneers of disco and soul while speaking in their own voice, and bringing their live house music sound to a new generation.
Quentin Harris’s “Cheating Re-Production” is a stripped down affair. It’s down and dirty, with a percussive arpeggiated guitar giving the track a twisted underground texture, chunky drums and hypnotic echoing vocals, creating a perfect remix for that underground “in the basement” feel. It’s a perfect juxtaposition to the organic sound of the original.
John-Christian’s Urich’s “2 Flavors Mix” features N’Dea Davenport’s vocals front and center. Grinding analog basslines and drums carry the mix, providing the foundation for Davenport’s interpretation of this house classic. But if you think that’s all you’re getting, you’re in for a surprise! Halfway though, launched by a melodic breakdown, the track elegantly switches gears. Catchy leads, smooth chords and swingy drums take over, creating a soulful house romp; a fun, and once again, funky jam.
Keyboard mastermind, Ethan White, weighs in with his own “Raindrops Remix.” Much like his remix of “I Know What’s On Your Mind,” Tortured Soul’s last single with Black Coffee, White’s mix elicits memories of tracks from Chicago’s great house producers like Ron Trent or Larry Heard, with bouncy deep analog basslines, hypnotic drums and subtle but lilting chords, supporting Davenport’s dreamy vocals.
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