|1.||"Never Gonna Leave You" (Housemix) (5:28)|
|1.||"Never Gonna Leave You" (Discomix) (5:37)|
During a dinner date last year, Max Pask played Joakim "Never Gonna Leave You", an often-overlooked chunk of soft-focus dancefloor soul by Boston artist Evans Pyramid. Keen to integrate it into his DJ sets, Joakim joined forces with Pask to produce two tooled-up revisions of the 1978 Massachusetts classic. On the A-side you'll find the "Housemix", where Evans Pyramid's glistening guitars, evocative pianos, simmering strings and groovy bassline are combined with punchy (but tasteful) new machine drums and smothered in just the right amount of delay and reverb. Thanks to judicious use of filter sweeps, the mix is an undeniably energy-packed affair. As you'd perhaps expect, the flipside "Discomix" is closer in tone and feel to the 1978 original mix, albeit with heavier bass and more mixable drums.
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