With the release of his debut album ‘Red Planet’ at the cusp of the new year, Dub Police stalwart The Others showcased the full depth and diversity of his productions, delivering a stunning and widely praised record. Amalgamating the many influences that inform his productions, its balance of light and shade, impact and intricacy has stood the test of time. Now he is set to release one of the album’s deeper cuts as a single backed by a diverse remix package that unlocks the full extent of its dancefloor potential.
‘One Man Show’ showcases a different side to The Others’ capabilities and having slotted fluidly into the album’s narrative it immediately stands out as a standalone record. Built around Lonette Charles’ effortlessly soulful vocals, the shuffling rhythm, warm piano melody and loose jazz inflections combine to make a smoky soul track for the bass generation.
First up on remix duties is dubstep figurehead J:Kenzo whose hazy rework plays on the expansive melodies of the original, underpinned by its crafted use of space, meditative bassweight and loose drum pattern. Up next, Ulterior Motive bring a darker take, driven by rattling breaks, warped sfx and thunderous bass, while completing the package is sought after house duo Mak & Pasteman who follow a single for Redlight’s Lobster Boy label with a low-slung house cut that offsets the soul of the original against a driving rhythm and bumping bassline.
Having proven his ambition and talent with the release of ‘Red Planet’, The Others has marked himself out as a singular talent. This is perfectly exemplified by ‘One Man Show’, which now gets to step forward on its own while The Others busies himself in the study working on new material.