They say good things come to those who wait. At Tinted HQ we recently received a mysterious email containing a remix we had commissioned back in 2015. The remix was that good we decided a 2017 remix package was called for.
Chili Hifly was a pseudonym pretending to be a collective of singers, musicians and producers from Sydney Australia. Put together by Simon Lewicki, aka Groove Terminator, so he could release a single outside of his deal with Virgin Records (but keep that under your hat). The disco-inspired track, “Is It Love” (featuring a sample from Kool & The Gang’s 1980s hit “Be My Lady”) hit #1 on the US Billboard Dance Charts in 2001 as well as reaching the Top 40 in the UK in 2000.
Plastic Plates turns things nu-disco with warm keys, funk infused bass and melodic synths. The Australian native has previously remixed the likes of Sia, Sam Sparo and Adele. Supermini & Frankie Romano team up to deliver a solid funky house groove with bass, bass and more bass. Their use of the original sample would sound at home on any of the big French, filtered house labels from the early 2000’s (think Roulé and Crydamoure). Also including an instrumental for all the vocal haters. Sydney’s Kormak comes through with the goods with his bass house and club-savvy rework, perfect for keeping the dance floor going into the early hours of the morning. UK Drum n Bass trio, Dexcel round out the package with 2 remixes of their own; seamlessly changing tempo from funk to dnb.