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Empty Vodka Bottles

  • Artists Kid Blue, Jon Gurd, Pyramid, Odissi
  • Release Date 2009-09-04
  • Labels LOT49
  • Catalog LOT49051
  • Description "With a CV that reads ""producer, vocalist, DJ, pin-up model for alt-porn site suicidegirls.com, and former Stringfellows dancer"" Odissi has no shame in admitting that she's made her mark on the scene by moulding her image from an unusual combination of undeniable talent and unshakeable controversy. While her raunchy photoshoots, habits for turning up to gigs in her underwear, and shameless blogging of her weekend debauchery never fails to raise a few eyebrows, her signature electro-punk vocal style and polished production skills have landed her a multitude of collaborations with some of the biggest names in dance music, and has seen her name splashed across over 50 releases on some of the scene's most prestigious record labels.

    No stranger to the vocal booth at Lot49's studio HQ, having leant her signature vocals to past label hits such as Vandal's ""Obey"", Meat Katie & D.Ramirez's ""Stop The Revolution"" and ""Stars"" by Dylan Rhymes (who happens to be the production genius behind this release as well), Odissi's name once again graces the label release schedule with what is sure to be another electro tech vocal classic.

    The Original of ‘Empty Vodka Bottles’ is nothing short of a late night techno roller. Odissi whispers coldly, ""She was the victim, of all your cold advances, empty vodka bottles reflect the camera flashes, that chase away the lifeless shadows laying on the floor, you left her breathless here, but she's not breathing anymore..."" as an infectious groove pulls the track along while disorientating strings and an array of quirky synths perfectly compliment Odissi's sultry story telling of obsessional love and romance gone wrong.

    John Gurd puts a tribal spin on the original, drenching the vocals in reverb so that they float hauntingly amidst his signature hypnotic drums and pulsating bass grooves that suck you in from start to finish.

    For the breakbeat massive, the boys from Pyramid step things up a notch with a balls to the wall, peak time banger that is just begging to be dropped in front of large crowds and on even larger sound systems. Their addition of lush melodies, piano riffs and searing rave synths put an anthemic twist on the underground original. Expect to be hearing this one both on the radio and on dancefloors for a while.

    Last but not least Lot49 regular Kid Blue rounds up the package with an electro mix that finds a nice middle ground between the 'in your face' original and the stripped back stylings of the Jon Gurd remix. Warm driving grooves, cleverly distorted vocals, and synth work that are dripping intricacy give credence to Kid Blue's unquestionable remix expertise making this a diamond in a release package that is already full of gems.

    No doubt, there's something for everybody on this one.

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