Derek Piotr – Deliver 7.4
‘Deliver’ gets a full-blown album treatment on these seven remixes. Here we get to see the takes on what’s a rather dark little track. Pretty sure Derek Piotr, in all his nightmares, never expected these approaches. While some do not stray too far from the original mood others take a totally different approach.
First we are treated to Derek’s creepy original. One of my favorites follows right after. ‘Best Fwends Remix’ is a fun approach to the source material. They take the tempo, amp it up beyond belief, and transform it into a total rush of a track. ‘Pinkcourtesyphone’, Richard Chartier’s pet project, takes a distant look at the song giving it a mysterious aura. In particular the last minute or so has the vocals treated as if they were recorded on a tape in a cavernous church. My favorite has to be the extended mix by Backyard Gypsy. Everything one could want in a remix is here. It is a giant dub dance mix that uses the original ‘Deliver’ sounds to great effect. While it goes on it is strongly reminiscent of Rhythm and Sound’s approach. Really enjoy this one a lot; it is by far the best track on the whole album. Backyard Gypsy also paces the song well. It is nearly hypnotic in nature. Get lost in its slowly-morphing repetition.
The ones with a dramatically different take on ‘Deliver’ are among my favorites. Overall this is a fine collection with an assorted amount of variation on a single track.