With its ninth release Culprit revists its most successful song to date and pays homage to its homebase of Hollywood - a place that exists beyond the stereotypical sheen of polished red carpets and "plastic" people - a salute to the creative vagrants who flock here from all over the world. Society’s renegades, who in coming together, created a sun drenched metropolis unlike any other.
Sexy late night funk, jazzy stripped down house and playful percussion all feature across a four track re-mix package of Culprit’s Beatport chart topping EP ‘Hollywood’ from Matt Tolfrey & Inxec, released earlier this year. The remix package features Culprit fave Lee Curtiss, a debut for the emerging LA talent Clovis as well as two re-works from Matt Tolfrey & Chris Sylvester aka Inxec themselves.
Tolfrey & Inxec have had a big year of releases, that kick-started with the original ‘Hollywood’ and followed by hits for Murmur ("Real Talk"), Hallucination (with Seth Troxler) and big remixes for Get Physical, CR2 plus an upcoming EP for Radioslave's Rekids.
Lee Curtiss has really come into his own over the last 18 months as a producer, honing a unique style that combines genuine emotive deepness with ballsy masculine percussion. Both are showcased on this remix...with lush pads, a cleverly humorous vocal (his own) and Immaculately sound designed drums. Curtiss creates a general mood of sultriness.
In both Tolfrey + Inxec reworks the duo opts to cut, twist and distort the original vocal sample, while experimenting with different drum elements. At Night is a deep, moody percussive workout that, essentially, amounts to a new song, while Downtown Dub dabbles in break-beat textures and offers a more playful take, staying closer to the original.
Clovis is an artist groomed within Culprit from the label’s beginnings, and is now coming into his own with a debut remix for the label and original tracks to follow. Clovis’ remix takes a more spaced out jazzy approach to his reworking, with a heavier focus on melody. Introducing piano and sax samples at the half-way mark, Clovis delivers a blissed out intimate groove, perfect for after-hour settings.
Lee Curtiss will return for a full EP on Culprit in November, which, in a fit of cheeky symmetry will feature Matt Tolfrey on vocals.