Premiere: System of Survival - Funky Left Funky Right (Ricardo Miranda Remix)
Anyone who’s followed System of Survival over the years will know all too well that theirs is a diverse way of working. As likely to produce upfront tech-house as they are forward-thinking house and techno, the Italian duo have made a career out of their eclectic ways. It’s a way of working that’s served them well too: aside from being regulars at scene-defying party Circoloco at DC10 over the years (they play the club more sporadically these days), they’ve also perked up on a range of different labels, from Ellen Allien’s Bpitch Control to the now defunct Freak n’Chic to the always on-point Rawax. Their latest release however, might just be their most emphatic to date.
Seeing the light of day on emerging Italian label Deset, it sees the boys stir up two fantastic originals in the shape of the title track, ‘Nu Soul Era’ and ‘Funky Left, Funky Right’, and accompanied by two astutely chosen remixes from Chicago legends Boo Williams and Ricardo Miranda. It’s the latter’s interpretation of ‘Funky Left Funky Right’ that’s struck our fancy, kicking off full of vigour with beautifully melancholic chords.
As you might expect from the man behind the dreamy 2011 classic ‘Urbanism’ , this one is full of optimistic, sun-kissed vibes, but also exercises Miranda’s well-known penchant for the deeper side of the spectrum.
System of Survival – Nu Soul Era is out on Deset on June 1st.