Josh Gabriel pres.Winter Kills - My FriendDP016 - August 16th, 2010
After the worldwide success of 'Deep Down', Josh Gabriel's Winter Kills returns with the hotly anticipated follow up single, 'My Friend'. Featuring a heartfelt and haunting vocal by icey songstress, Meredith Call, the original mix of 'My Friend' is a blog-rock tinged romp that brilliantly explores the madness of a bitter breakup.
The remix package covers a wide range of EDM ground. Josh Gabriel's trance reinterpretation is a spellbinding combination of his pioneering work as the sonic mastermind behind Gabriel & Dresden, melded with a subtle nod to his roots in 80's electronica.
Francis Preve breaks tradition by delivering a minimal tech opus that begins with a punchy yet spacious groove, peaking into a catchy synth pop sensibility before the vocal finally dissolves into a clever techy pulse.
Keeping with the 80's vibe, David Call and Noah Neiman's excursion dives head first into retro new wave, blending the rock vibe of the original with elements of legendary tracks by The Cars and Tommy Tutone, yet remaining perfectly primed for the 21st century indie set.
Rounding out the package is a remix by one of Different Pieces' most mysterious new discoveries: Secret Panda Society. Seductive and sexy, their remix proves that the Dubstep movement isn't just a one trick pony. Merging subsonic bombast with atmospherics that evoke the best progressive and ambient tracks, they deliver a version that's simply stunning by any standard.