Seattle DJ/producer Jon Lee returns to Viva Recordings, this time collaborating with Nuno (SEA) for the exquisite deep house stomper “Merry Go.” Jon has been on the scene since 1994, establishing a name for himself in the northwest with his influential imprint Tilted Records and illustrious DJ appearances. Nuno (SEA) was based in the UK and South Africa before returning to the states, having remixed and released on the likes of Something Different Records, Deeper Shades of House, and Atjazz Record Company. As one can hear, the two make a great production team.
“Merry Go” is a pulsating track with a bass-heavy rhythm and hypnotic drive. Filtered textures and repeating tones give way to a sublime introduction of the tune’s title, accompanied by floating pads and dubby percussion hits. The remix comes from Pattern Drama — AKA Touch Of Class Records’ Corey Baker — who incorporates many of the original elements, but adding a deep, throbbing bass line and tripped-out synth sequences. It’s a somewhat acidic treatment compared to the original, giving DJs two effective sides of a similar coin to play with. These will undoubtedly move floors.
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released May 8, 2020