Bit late on this gem on Belgian Imprint Eskimo but when the music's this good, who cares right? Crazy P's Hot Toddy - or Chris Todd to his mum - shows us how driving a tune can be at a whopping 96 BPM. 'I Need Love' was one of the highlights of the excellent mix Craig Smith did for us a while ago. The track has it all: a badass bassline, haunting synth lines, uplifting piano bits, chuggy drums and perfect vocal delivery by Ron Basejam . Eskimo got Morgan Geist on remix duties, who keeps the tempo low but doesn't use much of Ron Basejam's vocals. Both versions are incredible, it's impossible to pick a favorite.
Without a doubt one of the best records of 2009.
Check out Morgan Geist's remix here:
Listen/buy the 12" here
Listen/buy the digital release here
P.S. Make sure to check out Hot Toddy's older releases on Winding Road, superb as well.