Kim Ann Foxman realigns her vision as a producer in a welcome return to her own New York based Firehouse Recordings label with her ‘It’s You That Drives Me Wild EP’.
The title track spins an intoxicating groove over Kim Ann’s vocals full of desire and lust, while ‘Give It All You Got’ fuses raw energy and dextrous percussion through her confident, evocative words. Close ally and regular cohort Maya Jane Coles seamlessly remixes ‘It’s You That Drives Me Wild’ with her signature sound. The mood suddenly becomes much tougher during ‘Magic Window’ wrapping up the latest offering from New York’s finest lady of electronic music.
Since creating Firehouse Recordings in conjunction with The Vinyl Factory two years ago, Kim Ann has released sporadically on her label, resulting in only highly thought-out and credible music from the imprint. A long standing figure in the New York dance scene, Kim Ann has remixed The XX and collaborated with Anthony Simoncino´s alias Ron Jason. A regular at Panorama Bar, she continues to tour relentlessly with her high voltage signature style that is both remarkably original and infectious.
It’s You That Drives Me Wild (Extended)
Give It All You Got (Original)
It’s You That Drives Me Wild (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
Magic Window (Original)
Wolfram returns to DFA Records with a brand new single entitled United 707. The last DFA heard from this Austrian-born, globe-trotting DJ, he was out working hard promoting the two 12” singles “Can’t Remember” and “ Talking To You” (featuring Andrew Butler of Hercules & Love Affair). He also turned in a fantastic remix for the Juan Maclean single “Here I Am”, also released on DFA. He has released a full length album on Munich Germany label Permanent Vacation, and collaborated with such performers as Sally Shapiro, Holy Ghost!, Patrick Pulsinger & Marcus Mixx.
United 707 does not refer to a flight number on United Airlines that might take you direct from JFK to the nearest dance club. Instead, like any proper gear-obsessed dance producer, it is an electro love song dedicated to the Roland TR-707 drum machine.
Remixes included for EP1 come from Danny Wolfers aka Legowelt, close friend and collaborator to Wolfram. As would be the ideal scenario for fans of the Legowelt, the acid and electro vibes are turned up to 11, adding a sparkly old-school sheen to the slightly somber original.
Another German remixer, David Hasert, foregoes the built in 4/4 structure of the original and takes it a bit off the grid, restructuring the time signature and emphasizing both off kilter hi-hats industrial chants and the chaos that can be created from a few simple parts. Regardless of this, he still creates something beyond suitable for the dance floor.
United 707 (Original)
United 707 (Legowelt Remix)
United 707 (David Hasert Remix)