Deep and luxurious house backed by two Glenn Underground remixes.
"Keys Of Life" starts low and slow. The intro is functional yet classy, with closed hats and a slight creep to the chords that would make it easy to mix into. Then the song builds into something approaching the flamboyant: if the piano solo doesn't have you running for the rooftops to celebrate life, the strings at the end will. These overtures might sound a tad dramatic, but they harken back to house music at its most glamorous.
Glenn Underground's remixes move in a slightly different direction, exploring house in more cosmic forms. On "Keys Of Life (GU's Esoteric Chicago Mix)," he keeps the chords but adds a proper squelch to the bass and beams in an alien vocal. On the dub mix, Lisa's original is even harder to find as Glenn Underground stretches its component parts to breaking point—the whole track sounds like it's trying to break its way out of a layer of clear film. Whether your preference is for the red-velvet luxury of the original or the galactic trippiness of the flip, these are pure, effective house tracks made by two artists deeply versed with the music's past, present and future.