Baltimore based Lomez has produced a beautiful and simple track entitled I'm Yours for Symbol to flow on. Symbol's delivery is given room to evolve and does so with organic harmonies and lyrics that are reminiscent of 80s American R&B. We've taken our time preparing this release. There is not one note, word, or drum here that is unintended or extraneous. Lomez has written music for years under different pseudonyms and the maturity of his production shines through I'm Yours. Rather than piling on sound, he creates like a seasoned chef using ingredients that anyone else could find, but achieves a result that's subtle and difficult to replicate. His most elusive ingredient just might be Symbol's voice.
All remixes are from Chicago folks. Scotty Brandon gets the first retake, starting and remaining deep through a six minute workout. Scotty's version starts with Symbol's voice, moves along with bright syncopated hi-hats, broods with futuristic synthesizer pads, and bubbles with what sounds like a Jupiter 8 bass line. Scotty's version tells a story - surprise key stabs and strings initiate the second act half way through. Newcomer, Arm The Natives, takes the second crack at I'm Yours. Hailing from Aurora, Illinois, ATN fuses hip hop, house, and other electronic influences to create a version that is simultaneously familiar and individual. This is ATNs first house excursion, but he has been creating for years. The playfulness with which he dubs out I'm Yours is evidence of a deep and varied toolkit. We at Fresh Meat are looking forward to more Arm The Natives in the future. The final version is by Audio Soul Project. Mazi turns in a raw dub, keeping vocals from the chorus and bridge but leaving out verses and harmonies. He writes new parts to go with Symbol's voice, adding a snare heavy drum track, new melodic bass, and a moody organ line.
Buying the entire EP includes a bonus dub of the original version.