Track Of The Day: Latecomer - Cosmic Cart (SoulPhiction Aced Out Remix)

By Christine Kakaire

Young Muscovite Latecomer is just one from a batch of talented Russian producers that are currently putting their own spin on house music, a crew that counts Nina Kraviz, Vakula and Anton Zap amongst them. The multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer was discovered in 2011 by Motor City Drum Ensemble, and eagle-eyed house pundits ought to be familiar with the name–MCDE introduced him to the masses with the inclusion of the track “Cosmic Cart” in his celebrated DJ-Kicks compilation last summer.

Latecomer – Cosmic Cart (Soulphiction Aced Out Remix) [Faces Records]

MCDE was canny enough to snap up “Cosmic Cart” for his own Faces Records/MCDE imprint, and he’s also been canny enough to pair the quirky, jazzy original with one of the veterans of deep house for a really outstanding remix. Philpot Records head Soulphiction turns the “Aced Out Remix” of “Cosmic Cart “ into a surprise acid jam, one that you might more readily expect from his Jackmate alias than the groovier tones of Soulphiction. It’s a really spacious rework with cinematic strings, a nice analog stomp, and oodles of atmosphere, a perfect accompaniment to the vintage sound aesthetic of MCDE’s various projects.