James Curd presents the fourth instalment from his already essential PRONTO label, delivering a hyper-infectious original alongside a bumper pack of top-drawer remixes on ‘I Am One, I Am Many’.
First up, Curd’s original version of ‘I Am One, I Am Many’ bursts from the blocks with its lively tempo and feel-good groove. Built around an empowering spoken word vocal and pitched somewhere in the fertile soil between disco and house, the funk-laden jam rolls over thick bass, dramatic strings and jaunty guitar licks, with irresistible horn motifs lifting spirits as the dance-ready arrangement unfolds.
Next, renegade UK collective Adelphi Music Factory maintain the uncompromising approach that has seen them garner universal tastemaker heat thanks to impactful releases on Shall Not Fade, Nervous, and their own Beat Factory label. Adding weight to the drums, they stay true to the intention of the original, retaining the track’s key parts while tastefully reforming them as an unfettered main room banger.
The UK remix flavour extends into the third iteration, with notorious party-starters Make A Dance continuing their club-focused manifesto with their brilliantly atmospheric revision. Here, M.A.D. carry on the fine work they’ve been manifesting on their eponymous label, constructing an almost entirely new track around the iconic vocal. A contagious organ hook drives the energy as saucer-eyed sweeps and off-kilter synths meander across the panorama, the sturdy house rhythm expertly powering the kinetically charged groove.
Tel Aviv’s Nenor rounds off the remixes, the esteemed producer and DJ showing the kind of sparkling form that has seen his work appear on benchmark labels including Mahogani, Strictly Rhythm, Heist, and Razor N Tape among many others. Transposing the track into deeper territory, Nenor strips back the instrumentation to serve a mesmerising heads-down roller. The vocal soars over brooding bass and syncopated chords, with loose rhythms and subtle textures combining to hypnotic effect.
LUKE SOLOMON/ DEFECTED
TURF mix is great
I’m digging the MAD mix x
LOUISE CHEN / NTS RADIO
That Deep mix and re jack are soooo sick!
Adelphi Remix is the one! Going to be BIG x
Nenor remix is funky. Adelphi nice for big rooms.
TOM FINDLAY/ GROOVE ARMADA
Really great. The MA Deep mix is fab
GRAEME PARC/ THE HACIENDA
I’m generally not a fan of the spoken word house groove, but this works for me. Very much so. Such a funky vibe. I’m in!
HI FI SEAN
Big oofty for the Make A Dance remix ….total Sound Factory punch bowl 8am vibe flashbacks coming right at me on this one.
EDDIE RAMICH/ SONAR KOLLEKIV
very much into the original and the adelphi factory mix.. will play… fun track for sure !!
PONTCHARTRAIN/ WHISKEY DISCO
Great original! The Nenor and TURF remixes are both the tops, though.
Sexy and bouncy tune! I’d play the original + Make You Dance Remix
DANNY DUBBED/ MOODYMANC
This is all kinds of wonderful thanks. Loving the original an MA deep mixes.
PHILIP ROSE/ MIDNIGHT RIOT
Another banger wow !
STEFANO TUCCI/ TANGRAM
This is the kind of feel good track that I love to insert in my set, bouncing with a positive vibe. I really dig the M.A.D. remixes!
MAX P / TANGRAM P
M.A.D. remixes…dancefloor bombs ! I like original too…
RAYKO/ RARE WIRI
Lovely bunch of remixes. My pick here is Nemor remix. A proper number of old school house with some really interesting efx tricks !
STEVE PARRY/ FOR SASHA
MAX ESSA/ BONOBO JAPAN
Great package, the one which really does it for me is the Nenor mix, that’s going cause scenes at the weekend!
TREVOR FUNG/ THE PROJECT
Love the original , Nenor and Turf….very nice track
Nenor Rmx & M.A. Deep Rmx are my fav
ANDY TAYLOR/ WE ARE THE SUNSET
Bang into MAD remix – those guys are hitting the sweet spot with everything they get their hands on… bouncy club music all the way!
RUSSELL FORMAN/ PIKES HOTEL
Solid dancefloor action here , thanks for turning me onto some of these remixers in the last year too
OUR STARRY UNIVERSE/ TOMMY CASTRO
Here’s a killer new, infectiously catchy, top tune from James Curd w/ peak time remixes for all occasions.
WILL NICHOL/ TOTALLY WIRED
All about the original for me – funky as f**k!
KELVIN ANDREWS/ CURATED RADIO
James Curd is always one to check. I play so much of his music!
Outstanding track and remixes.
SAMANTHA BAAG/ MUSIC FOR DREAMS
Killer track! Fierce….very likely to tear up the dancefloor.
WAYOUT RECORDS/ JAMES KUMO
Feelin the Adelpi Music Factory remix here.
DAN COOK / POTATO HEAD BALI
The original mix is fantastic, my pick of the remixes is Nenor’s – will get alot of plays from me, top stuff!