||1.||"Naughty" (original mix)|
||2.||"Naughty" (Cameo Culture remix)|
||1.||"Naughty" (Axel Boman remix)|
Brooklyn label Free Association arrives with the following label mantra; "The importance of Free Association is that the members speak for themselves, rather than repeating the ideas of others; they work through their own material, rather than parroting anothers." Their debut release sets a tone of quality with which Free Association will hopefully maintain, pairing original material from Stockholm trio Name In Lights with remixes from celebrated compatriot Axel Boman and Brooklyn newcomer Cameo Culture. Operating at a chunky sounding midtempo pace, "Naughty" sees Name In Lights spread incandescence across the channels with some star reaching synth patterns that tease out the inner glee from a chopped up soul vocal; it's an unashamedly happy track that the more considered selectors will consider a secret weapon over the summer months. Boman's remix is a typically eccentric take on house music, displaying a dizzying degree of musicality as it builds which will probably feel as equally ecstatic as the original when employed at the right moment. Cameo Culture's remix is a much more straight forward proposition, maintaining the original's chunky feel but adapting it to a bouncy deep house template
What do you think of this release?
Tell us what you think in the Facebook comments box below:
Best Record Store 2007 / 2008 / 2009
Best Music Outlet 2010, 2012