DJ Pierre’s Afro Acid returns with Groove Junkies & Scott K’s ‘Higher (Remixes)’ featuring vocalist Indeya and reworks from Quentin Harris and the label-founder himself.
DJ Pierre’s Afro Acid imprint has gone from strength to strength over the past few years with original material from the label founder, collaborative releases alongside the likes of House music luminaries Louie Vega,Green Velvet and further original material from the likes of Stretch Silvester, Terry Farley, Timo Garcia, Danny Howells and more. Here we see the imprint revist Groove Junkies, Scott K and Indeya’s ‘Higher’ with some fresh takes from Pierre himself and New York’s Quentin Harris.
The original mix of ‘Higher’ opens the package, the soul-infused house cut perfectly sets the tone with soaring string lines, vocal refrains and bumping drums before Quentin Harris’ remix strips things back to lay focus on choppy bass hits, bright electronic synth melodies and swinging drums.
Pierre originally wanted one remix from Quentin Harris to add to his Wild Pitch Mix, but Quentin Harris delivered instrumental as well. After hearing the mix played out over the weekend, Pierre decided to do a Re-rub for a more peak time feel, resulting in the next contribution to the release ‘Higher (DJ Pierre ReRub vs Quentin Harris Remix). DJ Pierre’s Wild Pitch Mix follows next with airy atmospherics, modulating bass hits and infectious, processed vocals from the original. We break for the ‘Quentin Harris Instrumental’ and end with darker edge afro house infused remix from King Deetoy to complete the package.