Frenchman Ludovic Llorca (also known as Art of Tones) returned with quite a bang almost 2 years ago after substantial hiatus when he dropped his broken beat, nu jazz and neo soul laiden “The Garden” album on Must Have Jazz imprint. Comes as no surprise that albums of such caliber usually get some nice rework packages. One 12’’ remix package already came out a year ago and featured such artists as Cuthead, Souleance, S3A and Rim Laurens on the remix duties. Now the time has come for Montreal’s very own Fred Everything to cast some magic spells on Llorca’s track “Wonder Why” from the same “The Garden” album. In order to make a rework package even more punchy, Fred has joined forces with Chris Todd aka Hot Toddy, one of the masterminds behind legendary Crazy P band. Often times it’s really tough to outshine the original composition, but seems like this time around both Fred Everything and Hot Toddy are giving it a decent run for its money.
Bolting Bits are very happy to premiere Fred’s “Extended Space Edit” version today. A good deal of electro funky grooviness from the original track can be felt in Fred’s take. This version is not drifting too far away from the original vibe as even the tempo of both tracks are pretty similar. It’s just that Fred managed to add some extra loops, delays and reverbs on the soul-penetrating vocal and extend this emanation of Curtis Mayfield to a joint which adds extra 2 minutes of sleazy listening pleasure (when compared to the original). Coupled with more uptempo cosmic funk version from Hot Toddy on the flip side, this well-crafted remix package will surely find it’s way to the minds, hearts and hands of all those who are into quality spaced-out goodness. Already out on black gold courtesy of Fred’s “Lazy Days” label, so be quick and order yours now in your favorite record shop!