Haven't been feeling particularly great recently, probably something to do with my uni deadline day last week (too many bludclarting words) which explains my break from blogging. Here are a few bits that have got me through.
Kingdom up first with a bit that sounds like a cross between a soulja boy beat and the theme tune from the fast and the furious; Tokyo Drift. This one's straight ballin'
Tell 'em (kingdom remix) - Sleigh Bells
Next is a bit from Josh Humphris who has a forthcoming ep out on Wickedbass records. Really nice summery vibes on his house bootleg of Family's soulful funk song Larf & Sing. Sampling a few vocal strains, he manages to keep the vibe of the original intact. Keep your eyes peeled for his release dropping in February.
Glasgow's Koreless is making waves at the moment, and with this remix you can see why. Taking the vocals and percussion from Jacques Greene's The Look as the basis of the track, he strips back all the acid elements and adds a warm synth and small bass bumps. The overall effect is a slightly more subdued track, perhaps not something you'd hear in a club, but something that ought to be appreciated all the same.
From me to you by Mista Men is a beautiful jazzy garagey bit, complete with jazz bar piano keys and warm pads (check it out here). Bristol's Price plays down the tuff garage percussion and instead layers softer funky percussion with jazzy shakers and woodblocks. He also splits up the pads and piano keys playing on the melodies and atmospheric sounds. This one's for sunday drives in the country.
Last up is a bit from the very much under rated and over talented Klic (more on him soon) and the excellent Alys Blaze. This one's from 2008 and it comes with a rather tragic stolen laptop story (too many of those at the moment). Realistically, this was never going to be a bad track, but still it managed to surpass my expectations. Foolish is an eerie Ation-esque (was that Scuba in disguise?) half stepper built with plenty of space for Alys' soulful vocals to weave around. Playing on atmospheric sounds and a distorted trumpet, this is an essential for fans of old hotflush and abucs releases. Klic's also, kindly, remastered it so it's ready for the dance. I also highly recommend downloading the excellent jazzy 2 step remix of Ajar by E.S.T. as well.Foolish feat. Alys Blaze - Klic
Ajar (klic's 2 step boot) - E.S.T.