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GPMX scanZoom inLabelGet Physical
Cat. No.GPMX
Format12
Orders fromWed, 30 Apr 2008
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Review

The Lick + huge Derrick Carter Rmxs !!!! Samim is back with a new single, „The Lick“, backed with remixes by the legendary Derrick Carter. 2007 was a huge year for Samim; he signed to Get Physical Music, releasing the masterful album Flow, which in turn spawned the infectious, accordion-led single „Heater“ - a massive, ubiquitous club smash. Samim continued to tour the world, and proved his production talent yet further with high-profile mixes for Italoboyz and Roisin Murphy. Now it’s time for a new single, „The Lick“. The original track was the closer on Flow, a sick slice of R&B futurism which showed just howdaring a Samim producer is, how willing he is to avoid tired techno cliché in pursuit of something fresh and interesting. „The Lick“ is included in its original form on this 12”, but taking centre stage are two brand new remixes by the living legend that is Derrick Carter. Carter should require no introduction – as a DJ, producer and co-founder of Classic Records, he’s one of the most important and influential figures in house music ever, and he brings all his skill, charisma and experience to these bumping 4x4 re-rubs. The vocal mix is bumping, boompty house at its best, a sex-charged whirlwind of lascivious lyrics, sharp instrumental edits and heavy-rolling bass. The dub mix is a gnarlier, bassier, more unhinged reading of „The Lick“, chopped and tweaked for ultimate dancefloor satisfaction. And then there’s Samim original: a witty, forward-thinking take on testosterone-fuelled, booty-shaking street music. Really, „The Lick“ has to be heard to be believed.

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