Boomkat Product Review:
Second single to be lifted from Pantha Du Prince's highly acclaimed 'Black Noise' album, featuring remixes from Efdemin, Four Tet, Lawrence and Carsten Jost plus bonus tracks. Famously, 'Stick To My Side' features an invaluable contribution from Noah Lennox aka Panda Bear who lends his hypnotic Beach Boy charms to a lush pulse of supremely hi-end tech-house music. Efdemin folds the track inwards, concentrating on spherical bell tones and supple deep house rhythms, reserving Noah's distinct chants until the ripest moment. Four Tet meanwhile finds himself revolving in a a phasing channel of flanging NYC-style hi-hats and mesmerizing synthlines coalesced into one steadily burning disco UP. Possibly the most nuanced and melancholy version comes from Lawrence, working with lilting percussive textures and economically jazz-placed keys, rich in harmonic resonance and melt-on-the-ear softness. A bonus 'Walls Version' of the original closes the set, removing the rhythmic throb to allow the tracks to slowly evaporate into the ether and put a poignantly romantic finish to the set. Awwwww.