THE GRIND: Suff Daddy – Paper Proclamation (Pat Van Dyke Remix)

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IS: Suff Daddy Soundcound

Pat (not Paul) Van Dyke turns in a lively remix for Suff Daddy! (audio)


I’m pretty sure I’m dyslexic…

Upon first glace, my original reaction was, “What the hell is Trance-Master General Paul Van Dyke doing remixing a Suff Daddy track?”. Thankfully through the superhuman power of forgetting to upload a picture, I realized that it was actually PAT Van Dyke who did the remix, not one of the king of 90’s/2000’s trance shlock.

Now I’m a pretty big fan of the original Suff Daddy ‘Paper Proclamation’ track (featuring the near ubiquitous in 2016 Mayer Hawthrone) as it was one of the more upbeat tracks from his latest album, Bird Songs. But ultimately, PAT (won’t be making that mistake again) Van Dyke ends up making Hawthorne sound a lot more comfortable and confident on this remix, what with a less computer sounding instrumental (not a bad thing) for something a bit livelier (complete with an abundance of scratchy guitar, more prominent drums, and and extra large helping of horns) really helps bring the song to life. Here’s hoping this version gets a separate vinyl single release!



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