Potatohead People – Nick & Astro’s Instrumentals, Remixes & Bâ€‹-â€‹Sides EP
A year after their groundbreaking sophomore album Nick & Astroâ€™s Guide to the Galaxy LP, Potatohead People are back with a collection of instrumentals, remixes and B-sides. Theyâ€™ve tapped some of their favourite producers from around the globe for remix duties, and spiced things up a bit by holding a remix contest from which one winner was picked from an overwhelming number of submissions – needless to say it was not an easy decision!
Opening up the release is a brand new original from Potatohead People – â€œIced Tea,â€ which features vocals and a guest verse from Vancouverâ€™s giorgi and Radina Vee – a perfect smooth jam to ease into Summer. Up & coming Australian producer TEYMORI (aka Amin Payne) puts a mid-tempo house flip to â€œNo Sleep Til MTL,â€ but kept all the soul. Next up, the boys give us a taste of an early demo take of â€œLiftinâ€™ Upâ€ that features an extended instrumental outro, giving a completely different vibe from the album cut. From 100+ entries, Nick and Astro chose Russian producer Infinite Blaqâ€™s remix of â€œQuest For Love,â€ which sped things up a bit and added a funky, meandering synth bass line, horns, and sax to the catchy vocal line. Following this, Kerem Akdag brings a classic West London broken beat touch to â€œDo My Thing.â€ The Istanbul-based producer has a self-titled out on the UK label Dimensions and has received praise from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Osunlade and Detroit Swindle. DJ Spinnaâ€™s groovy Galactic Funk Remix of â€œMorning Sunâ€ joins the remix collection after the success of the 7â€ released in February, while Oaklandâ€™s 10.4 ROG brings a dreamy wonkiness to â€œAll Alone.â€ Closing out the remixes is Brooklynâ€™s Sam O.B. (fka Obey City) – known for heading up the AstroNautico label – with a disco-tinged take on â€œQuest For Loveâ€ featuring additional vocals from the man himself thatâ€™s itching to heat up the dance-floor. Sandwiched between all the remixes are the instrumental tracks for â€œDo My Thing,â€ â€œMorning Sun,â€ â€œAll Alone,â€ and â€œChange of Heart.â€ Finishing up the record is another new Potatohead original, â€œNightcap,â€ which does exactly as advertised, bringing end-of-the-night, smokey jazz club vibes to accompany your drink of choice.