Back once again with another roundup of what’s been rocking my boat on the blog front. Big tracks this time from Santogold, Underworld (haven’t heard from them in a while) and the Get Physical crew, among others.
So, as Thanksgiving and the holiday season approaches here’s some party numbers for you.
Kicking it off with some serious dubstep. Strangulated vocals yelp over distant brass and beware – the bass arrives with force.
Keeping on the dubstep vein, this one’s a real warbler. Sassy vocals drop half way through.
Get Physical (details coming)
A departure from their normal take on European house. All techy and breaksy on this particular offering.
A deep laidback groove underlies this subtle rumble-funk.
From the opening bars, you really don’t know which way this one will go. i’d file this under latino prog – well, that’s until the synthesized jazz noodlings drop down. Lookout for some middle eastern flute workout. Minilogue really push the boundaries of what you can jam in a track that construction-wise owes some debt to early techno.
Waspy synths and vocals a la border community floating over a a sturdy click borrowed from German minimal.
The rotating vocal reminds me of early Orbital work.
Underworld – Ring Road (Laidback Luke remix)
THAT riff. Back to trademark lyrics (with only a vague idea of what they’re on about).
America (details coming)
As big as a continent. Pensive – think a train ride through Iowa.
The scandinavian high-jinxers are back with some simmering house.
Like the title says, Say whoa. LA outfit A-Trak keeping the spirit of electro alive.
You know the one. I couldn’t resist dropping this interpretation. Plays with the vocal to produce the kind of suspense Hitchcock would have been proud of.
Ha! She had to do it. I HATED the Tone Loc track when it first came out. Must be a sign of age when I find him charmingly eloquent. Peaches offers the perfect retorts and the other side of the coin, so to speak.