Wade gets busy with some classic arcade game sounds on the remix
Voodoo Girl is PAX’s second release on Solardo’s Sola label, and follows up their recent hit Rave Me on Toolroom. It comes to you with an Original Mix and a Wade Extended Mix.
The Original features a skippy, percussive intro with claps and a hi-hat. After a while the spoken vocal comes in, which is a minimal affair, as does the bassline which is rich in timbre and nice 'n' funky. Together they form a tasty little groove that’s guaranteed to get 'em shimmying out on the dancefloor. Wade's remix is a bit tougher, with a booming kickdrum and hi-hat combo and Space Invaders-style samples, which give way to a slightly distorted, funky bass riff that drives the track ever onwards. There's less of the vocal and this mix is dubbier overall, but it's groovy nonetheless and, although a bit tougher, should have a similar effect on the dancefloor. There's a breakdown in the remix which adds a new dimension to proceedings, with more spacey samples and the vocal echoed to good effect.
Both rubs are aimed fair and square at the dancefloor, and both are simple yet effective groovers which will no doubt be well received. For me the Wade mix works the best, due to the arcade game-type samples which are a nice touch, but I look forward to giving both mixes a bit of a thrashing over the coming months.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 26 April
Review Score: 8