Prok & Fitch have adapted Green Velvet‘s “La La Land” for their own ever-growing audience. What started out as a tongue-in-cheek concept from the latter artist’s 2001 album, Whatever, has been rearranged into a club-friendly tech house tool track for their “Sweet Sixteen Mix.”
The Brighton duo distorted the iconic vocal refrain of the source material and put it through a stutter edit, but didn’t give it a whole lot less presence in their version of the song. Everything on the low end has been replaced, though. The space once filled by a gravelly sawtooth synth lead is now occupied by a Toolroom-esque bass line and drum pattern combo – although it will actually come out on Chicago label Relief Records.
Green Velvet A.K.A. Curtis Alan Jones is a notable fixture of early Chicago house, having launched his professional career with a 1991 single titled “Coffee Pot” via Clubhouse Records. Ben Prok and James Fitch likely chose the title of their “La La Land” remix in celebration of the original’s 16th anniversary. The release follows their two-track Nodding Dog EP, which arrived by way of Kaluki Musik last month and exhibits the same accessible flavor as their latest cut.
Prok & Fitch’s “Sweet Sixteen Remix” of Green Velvet’s “La La Land” officially comes out June 30th.
Source: Dancing Astronaut