'Purple Rose Remix' / Uno Lizard
Header image by Harry Leggatt.
After releasing his recent KIND-A-THRILL EP, Uno Lizard returns with a deep house remix of Nikodimos’ Purple Rose. The original track, released on The Nikodimos Album earlier this year and featuring singer GUS, is a despondent exploration of post break-up stages of grief and renewal while rejecting the common idealistic hope for another “purple rose” to be around the corner.
Uno Lizard has grappled with the melancholic attitude present within the song and transformed it into a colourful dance tune with fragments of warm nostalgia seeded throughout the track in the form of ambient synth pads tied to GUS’ solemn lyrics. The funky bass-lines and drumming sequences paying homage to legends Soul II Soul and DNA while bordering on Moodymann’s Detroit house flavour turn the track into a KIND-A-POST-HEARTBREAK ANTHEM. While a brief steering away from Uno Lizard’s quintessential 90’s grunge house, the track still sustains his desire to bring back the sample-based live essence that clubs and raves of the 90’s were soaked in.
Catch the track below and on all streaming services here!
Uno Lizard is the side project of Melbourne guitarist, producer and DJ Harry Leggatt. As a guitarist he features in several Melbourne up-and-coming neo-soul, jazz, house and hip-hop bands including Cofi, The Kayroy Live Experience, Gabriel LCR (Live Band) and Emma Volard.
Words by Margarita Bassova