Feel What You Want (Maywald remix) - (5:57) 124 BPM
Feel What You Want (Maywald's sunrise mix) - (7:52) 124 BPM
Feel What You Want (Maywald remix radio edit) - (3:37) 124 BPM
Feel What You Want (original mix) - (6:25) 123 BPM
Review: Germany's Michael Vater has been producing house music under the Phonique moniker for the best part of two decades now, and he's released on pretty much every label worth releasing on, in and around the European quarters. This time, Vater lands on Basic Motion with "Feel What You Want", a poppy house tune with a progressive edge, and a late night vibe. The tune is remixed by relative newcomer Maywald, who strips the original down and adds in a new flurry of melodies in its upper tier; there's also a bumpier sunrise mix, and a radio edit for your car stereo.
Review: "Our Time Our Place" came out mid last month as a taster for this, much anticipated third artist album from Phonique. As sophisticated and melodic as the single was, it could have never have hinted at the diversity and musicianship that awaited us in the album proper. Kissing Strangers is a diverse record that draws influence and inspiration from seemingly everywhere. Most of the tracks also feature guest appearances including production work from Gui Boratto, H.O.S.H. Pupkulies & Rebecca, Abyss and Kiloo whilst vocal additions were made by Ian Whitelaw, Berlin-based soul singer Georg Levin, Nadesdha and Louie Austen whose rat pack styled vocals add a vintage shine to "Endless Love". Other highlights include the inimitable cabaret-jazz strut of "A Change Receives the Blessing" and the driving club collaboration with Boratto, "Blindfolded".