Verite ‘Weekend’ (Penguin Prison Remix)
Here’s a little something for your Friday: a joyous, organic remix of future pop starlet VÉRITÉ by fellow New Yorker PENGUIN PRISION.
NYC producer Chris Glover – known better under his alliterated alias – went MIA after the 2011 release of his self-titled debut album but we’re glad to see the radio silence broken with a string of consistently strong original tracks and thoughtful remixes.
On this, he’s emphasised the hints of late Nineties radio-darling influences that underscore VÉRITÉ’s catalogue by crafting an ecstatic, poppy, disco remix of her thoroughly unserious ode to weekend romance. The song’s sleepy, sultry vocals are transformed by the Francophilic shuffling of Glover’s synth-driven beat.
Among the roster of changes to the track, both great and small, is a new bass line. Glover has also set to work flattening out some of the track’s layers and replacing them, rounding out the mix nicely to blissful effect.
It’s fuzzy and euphoric, much like your entire attitude toward life at midnight on Saturday. Unlike your Saturday vibes, though, this won’t inevitably take a downturn around three o’clock in the morning when you’re stumbling single-mindedly towards the nearest kebab shop, ruminating on whether or not you should text your ex and procrastinating for as long as possible until you grudgingly join the queue for a taxi.
Words by Cheryl Billman.