On previous releases, Dutch producer Dave Mayer has fluctuated between slammin' main room fodder (see his collaboration with Roland Clark on Strictly Rhythm) and sun-kissed deep house. Here, he combines the two on a sturdy track dripping with early morning intent. The intricate, bongo-laden percussion is great, while the cut is driven forward thanks to some suitably old skool organ stabs. It's a bit sweaty, but also groovy enough to avoid getting too heavy. Jaimy's remix takes this theme and runs with it. The result is a version that's a touch less "main room funky" and more "backroom bumper". That's no criticism, though; if anything, it's arguably even better than Mayer's original.
Dave Mayer has previously released most of his work on Strictly Rhythm, which should give you a steer as to his style. Certainly, "When You Were Mine" is deeper than much of his previous work, while retaining the effortless funk that always marks out his percussion. The track is filled out with some delightfully darting synths and just the right amount of soulful vocal samples. Jaimy's remix is an altogether more soulful affair, layering tasty keys and vintage synth sax over a bongo-laden groove. It's reminiscent of the deeper end of early '90s Italian house, which is no bad thing in our book.