Today's Mathematics - Let It Go (Nostalgia 77 Remix)
Today's Mathematics - Let It Go (The Remix EP)
(12") First Word FW08, 2006-06-12
After years of broken-this, house-that, techno-some and downbeat instrumentals, UK producers who want to last in the music world are now mostly hooked on songs. And we won't complain when we get the nicests of melodies and harmonies back again into the fold. But the songs in question may also get the 'remix' treatment in many form afterwards, like on this broken acid electro-soul version of Leeds' Today's Mathematics "Let It Go", by their mainman Cedar, or its instrumental version, perfect for horizontal purposes. Nostalgia 77, from Brighton finest Tru Thoughts, chose to re-record entirely the vocal parts and produced an entirely different version of the same track. Reminiscent of Portishead's trip-hoppy ambiances without the manierism, the song rises to an angelic level, in a laid-back soul jazz vibe drenched into hip hop culture. I've just got two word for this: "Gimme more". To conclude, the original version is also featured, which lets forecast some very interesting and smoky acid-folk live shows...Djouls
A1. Let It Go (Cedar Remix) | sample
A2. Let It Go (Cedar Remix Instrumental) | sample
B1. Let It Go (Nostalgia 77 Remix) | sample
B2. Let It Go (Nostalgia 77 Remix Instrumental) | sample
B3. Let It Go (Radio Edit) | sample
Press Release :
With English Summer rearing its indecisive head, and soggy sausages mix with sunburns, you can rely on First World Records to bring you a warm and relaxing soundtrack, whatever the weather. We're back with another heavy track for those of you who like things on a laid back jazz tip.
"Let it go", the second single from Leeds outfit Today's Mathematics, comes fully laden with remixes from Tru-Thoughts/Ubiquity's Nostalgia 77 and First Word Records' own broken beat genius, Cedar.
Ben 'Nostalgia 77' Lamdin should need no introduction, having released three critically acclaimed albums on Brighton's Tru-Thoughts imprint (currently Gilles Peterson Radio 1 Worldwide label of the year.)
Ben has completed remixes for the Quantic Soul Orchestra, Natural Self and DJ Format. Here he has re-recorded the original vocal and produced a melancholic, haunting march reminiscent of Portishead.
Cedar, the musical masterminds behind Today's Mathematics' live jazz/funk sound, translates the laid back vibe of the original into an itchy foot twitcher that'll get the floor shuffling. (Think Bugz In The Attic meets Sa-Ra).
With roots in Drum&Bass, including productions on LTJ Bukem's Good Looking Records, Cedar's love of jazzy broken beats has seen him develop into an outstanding producer of the sound championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson. With a forthcoming single on First Word Records, expect to hear much more from Cedar.