Artist: J.Cub featuring BiBi
Title: Stay With Me
Remixes: Demarkus Lewis & Alias Rhythm
Label: Seamless Deep (SDEEP017)
Genre: Deep House
Jacob Kelly, label founder of Eclectic Avenue Recordings & Cub Records offers his latest release under the astute Seamless Recordings stable. Cub is also known for being behind one of the strongest house music stables in the past 5 years in Baker Street Recordings. J.Cub has released works on labels such as ‘Saints & Sonnets’, Defected Records and most recently Seamless Deep.
His percussive original mix blends a well arranged drum progression with jazzy piano and organ stabs and an imaginative and seemingly hypnotising vocal by Bibi – much a kin to Roisin Murphy of the famed Moloko.
“Standing in the distance I feel like life is compromised; I’m looking hard for something as the life fades from your eyes. You were once my only my only one now I hesitate; I’m looking hard for something someone to take this pain away.”
“Speak to me I’m lonely a ghost of you is my only friend; say you need me only you’re my high and this is the end. Tell me that you sorry that you want me more and more, I’m feeling like we done here cannot do this anymore.”
Seamless reaches out to two first-rate deep house producers in Alias Rhythm and Demarkus Lewis for the remix duties on this release. Lewis offers a well arranged soulful rendition of the title; he brings a classical groove front to the record. His vocal mix is seemingly higher paced than the latter of his mixes, his piano chords are lighter and somewhat brighter and it gets evidently sweeter as we are driven into suspense filled breaks and loops only to be built up into the groove all over again.
Lewis presents a funky house snare drum which is surrounded by a well arranged drum progression that picks up and drops a couple of hi-hats every now and then. Airy pads come forth and present a warm platform in the first 32’ till just before we are introduced to Bibi’s imaginative voice once more.
Alias Rhythm delivers a suspense ridden rendition to the package, indeed he takes you on a deeper and more emotional trip. This one is surely engineered for the floor, the lengthy strings and heavy crashes put up against the paced up shakers make it real. He delves into a deeper and darker territory as he builds the track to suit the dub vocal to perfection.