Joe Claussell remixes one of Ten City's most beautiful records for Ibadan’s second release, setting the tone for one of NYC’s most important House labels.
Byron Burke, Herb Lawson and Byron Stingily's super Deep House group Ten City were the most prolific artists at the dawn of Ibadan Records. 'All Loved Out' is one of their particularly less dance floor records, but shows their and Ibadan's high standard for versatile music. These two versions see remixes from one of Jerome’s premier partners in crime, Joaquin Joe Claussell.
'All Loved Out (Extended Vocal Version)', is an ode to Joe's love of euphoric
developing melodies. Two main aspects of this track – the vocal and piano line – get
taken to new heights through an extended focus, allowing them to truly blossom. Here is
a track that took several musicians to complete. Coordinating, motivating and finally
mixing this all together is by today's standards no small feat, but that is why this record
fills some pretty big shoes.
'All Loved Out (Ilú Ife – Love Drum)' starts off is a sensual seemingly orchestral composition, drifting almost nowhere near the shores of House or Electronic Music in general. However, as the title suggest the sound of a drum does come in, albeit way past the 5 minute mark and with a markedly organic and tribal feel, leaving only a slight remnants of how this beautiful piece of music began.