One of a clutch of tracks Eskimo have released from their recent Orange Collection compilation, Hold It Like I Own It is the new release from Horixon, featuring vocals from Maya.
Back when I reviewed The Orange Collection I described Hold It Like I Own It as "a glittering moment of electronic pop - a powerful vocal hook riding a deep sine wave bassline”… That still stands, but here the track is given a number of re-imaginings that build on the it.
The original (and its accompanying extended version) retains a sun blushed innocence, soft keys and husky melodic vocals soaring over clean percussion. First up on the remixes, label mates This Soft Machine give the track a slightly more cosmic and progressive sound, with a staggered building bassline and reverberating whooshing effects. The same act also provide an extended dub, which gives a deeper, druggier feel to the other mix and extends it out to a full ten-minutes.
Hermigervill’s remix is more Balearic - almost garage-influenced with swinging rhythms and loose, hollow bass. It’s a natural fit to the original and just as delicately played. Hermigervill’s dub is a deeper version of the same style, but with the extra space giving it a more minimal tech feel, albeit one that still feels drenched in sun and would be perfect for that post-sunset-on-the-beach moment.
Finally an additional original track rounds out the package - Burnt Orange is a deeper instrumental cut, the sound of hot weather and long evenings, the music warping like a mirage in the midday sun or vinyl left outside.
Hold It Like I Own It is out on Monday through Eskimo Recordings. Listen to the original below: