Dennis Cruz, “Zoo Project (Philco Remix)”

Philco, on a hot streak which has him supporting acts like Catz ‘n Dogz and Damian Lazarus, is in the process of breaking the mold. With a sound that’s still firmly rooted in the underground, but a finesse that continuously pushes forward into more current house aesthetic, the D.C. based producer and One Love Massive collective member is setting a new standard with his recent spin of Dennis Cruz’s “Zoo Project.”

His remix, which is currently in serious contention for an official release on Natura Viva, takes the original heater by Cruz and extends the vocal samples into atmospheric and psychedelic territory while Phil’s grasp on the 4/4 groove bumps it into an electric head-nodding vibe. This is the kind of remix which breathes life in the middle of a set and leaves grins on the raving young while they drive to the nearest beach with the windows down.

To sample Philco’s remix, you can go to his contest entry here. And don’t forget to vote if you dig his flip of this Dennis Cruz banger.