Premiere: Steve Parry – 303 V (OC & Verde Remix)
Signs generally point to a new act’s credibility if they happen to be a recipient of early support from the likes of John Digweed, Adam Beyer, and Maceo Plex, among other established veterans. OC & Verde have accomplished such a feat, and their strong ethic only continues to land them critical acclaim with each carefully-crafted release.
The pair were recently tasked to remix Steve Parry’s “303 V,” and to say they made it their own would be an understatement. They’ve turned the original completely inside out, coaxing it out from its smooth, grooving foundation and transforming it into to an absolute steamroller of a techno record. Where Parry adds light into “303 V,” OC & Verde replace it with darkness, pummeling the ears with thundering, shadowy kicks and a pitched-up synth progression that is cunning enough to raise hairs.
We’re left once more with another solid addition to their repertoire, and further backing of their “names to watch” title bestowed upon them by Pete Tong for the year of 2018.
“303 V (OC & Verde Remix)” is set for a March 23 release on Selador. Pre-order a copy here