Label: Rogue Cat Sounds
Cat No: RCS012


12" electronic house nudisco sleazy


A1. Mind Fair 12 Inch Version
A2. Warehouse Preservation Society Rmx
B. T-Kutt Dub


If this were The Second Summer Of love, then Flamingo Flame would be chart-bound. Readying themselves for an appearance on TOTP.

Since 'Simmer' is Pop. With a hankering for the hey-day of the Indie-Dance crossover. Its breathless choir-boy vocal floating Erasure's Andy Bell high, but descending, up on Frazier Chorus' Cloud Eight. Echoing the Tyrell Corporation's introspective, blue-eyed, 6AM, post-rave, Soul. A Rickenbacker jangles a la Johnny Marr. Synths rise in warm emotive swells. The song`s sparse core of bass and percussion summoning the sensuality of Frankie Knuckles' seminal sort-out of Electribe 101.

The T-Kutt Dub stays true to the Original's sound palette, but takes a cue from its lyrical theme. Introducing some calm. Whispering reassurance to hot heads.

"It's always easier in the morning."

"Tiger, get some sleep."

Turning Simmer into a sunset, sunrise, end-of-the-night epic. Toughening up two thirds in. To get those Balearic Militants marching.

Then the Warehouse Preservation Society Remix darkens the tone. Gating sequences, and pushing live fills to the fore. Spiking the Pop. Slipping it a mickey. Transforming it into the kind of Go-Go-Not-Go-Go that would have graced an Andrew Weatherall set, circa 1990. Sleazy and sexed-up. Its B-line a tranquillised, arpeggiated sibling of Moroder's I Feel love. Slo-Mo-Robo-Kinky-Disco with an AC/DC acidic undertow. The track's poncho swapped for leather strides. Its Converse All-Stars for biker boots.