drwex (drwex) wrote,
drwex
drwex

  • Mood:

Moo zik!

With all the travel and such I haven't had time to listen to a lot of the stream, but I do have an assortment of tabs to close. A good helping of funk then some varied offerings.

https://soundcloud.com/father-funk/its-all-about-u
First up, Father Funk's latest piece makes me nostalgic and excited at the same time. There's so much in here - from the finger-snaps to the soul-inspired bass track - that reminds me of the early days of funk and then it's clearly built up with fuzz, electro, bits of hip-hop and other very modern things. I need a wide-brim hat.

https://soundcloud.com/stickybuds/stickybuds-featurecast-3-6-9
Stickybuds and Featurecast give us another very modern take on old themes, here using funk and do-wop stems to build up a glitchy, dubstep-influenced dance track. Totally dope and totally groovy.

https://soundcloud.com/stickybuds/toots-the-maytals-hard-to
Another entry from Stickybuds, this time a remix of a classic, "Hard to Handle". Stickybuds credit it to Toots and the Maytalls and their version is excellent (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5oANHA8wxE) but I believe the song originated with Otis Redding. Regardless, it's great source material and this remix has the trademark glitch and electro notes you heard on 3-6-9, assuming you click the links in order.

https://soundcloud.com/carlosserranomusic/nas-vs-flume-made-you-hold-on-carlos-serrano-mix
Nas was an influential rapper and hip-hop artist but I never got into his music the way I did others. Here Nas is mixed up against Flume's "Holdin On" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aynV4UOU-As) and the contrast is interesting and unobvious and it works. The Flume track is interesting itself - a skinny white kid playing obviously black gospel-influenced music - and the mash replaces most of the originals distorted vocals with Nas's raw lyrics.

--- I can't think of a clever transition from the previous track to this one so just imagine a set change happened here ---

https://soundcloud.com/armadamusic/cosmic-gate-jes-yai-here-we-go-again
Cosmic Gate has a series of vocal trance "sessions" out and if this is representative of what they're doing, I want more. It has the earmarks of great trance: high BPM, subdued but urgent, and fantastic vocals. Listen around 1:50 when she does the first "Here we go again" - it gives me spine tingles. Sadly the track doesn't feature as much vocal (or as much length) as I'd like, but you take what you can get.

https://soundcloud.com/doornrecords/sander-van-doorn-firebeatz-julian-jordan-rage-original-mix
Sander van Doorn is someone I've listened to off and on for some years. I got re-interested a couple months ago and have been trying to find that stood out from the typical house sounds. I think "Rage" fits the bill nicely. It starts off the way you'd expect, kind of pulling in various musical threads to the point where it has your attention and DROPs hard with an unashamed electro bang.
Tags: carlos errano, cosmic gate, father funk, featurecast, music, sander van doorn, stickybuds
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments