Archive for the ‘Liquid’ Category

Modu – New steps of Change [2011]
June 13, 2011

Shamelessly robbed from Liquicity’s youtube stream and what a cracker this is. The sweeping bassline and piano just rock it for me, coupled with the the crafty string layers. Sure, it gets a little samey in the middle but its so beautifully crafted, im more than happy to let it do its thing. A total corker from Modu, keep an eye on this lad. I expect we’ll be seeing a lot more from this Estonian.

London Elektricity – Just One Second (Apex Remix) [2009]
June 13, 2011

Taking the fairly anemic London Elektricity track, Just One Second and laying the hell out of with with a fantastic string section giving it the body that the original so sorely lacked. Cant fault Apex for that, keep the remix simple where you can and you’ll almost always have a winner. Quality.

Quick thanks to my old man for hooking me up with this one. Quality linkage Dad!

AutomAte Podcast 009 – Nyx (UK) [2010]
May 13, 2011

Vodpod videos no longer available.

What a bloody incredible Dark DnB mix. Raw as fuck, totally rocking. A complete absense of Pendulum breaks in here, just chopped up shards of high hat destruction.  Wicked, wicked mix.

RIP Loleatta Holloway
March 22, 2011

Loleatta Holloway

Its a sad sad day for music. We lost one of the truly great female vocalists. In this day of autotune and refined marketability, Holloway continued to find cuts of her vocals in all manner of music, in many cases without any financial compensation. Her voice remains one of the most sampled in the history of music with Love Sensation being one of the most prolific accapella’s of all time.

I grew up with Loleatta Holloway’s voice, from the originals back in the early to mid Eighties to the rise of the sampler and House & Garage tunes from 1987 onwards. From that point on, I dont think ive heard more than 20 different electronic tracks before I find one with a vocal from Holloway. Ive lost the plot with her, i’ve danced around a field with her voice floating across the fields, heard in raves, mixtapes, hardcore, house, drum & bass, commercials, movie trailers, on my ipod about four times a day and i’d hazard a guess that she was playing the day I got married. There are very few artists that I know of that can claim to have been in the collective audio unconscious of sample based music lovers for almost four decades.

She was one of the truly great vocalists of our time and one that will be very sorely missed by me. In an effort to do any kind of justice to this memory, lets get the music underway.

RIP Loleatta Holloway, you were fucking amazing.

…the key to her appeal is that she doesn’t push herself too far to the front. The pleasure of listening to divas like Whitney or Rihanna is that it’s an aspirational experience – women want to be them, men want to be with them. Holloway is a different proposition: a collective experience, of mutual understanding and shared joy. She takes the utopian ideals of clubland – sex, community, abandon – and massively amplifies them back at the dancers, singing to each one of them and the club as a whole. As her voice surges onto and fills the dancefloor, it really does feel like we’re all getting stronger.
Taken from a Great Obituary from the Guardian

Brookes Brothers – Tear You Down [2008]
March 5, 2011

A real breath of fresh air for me at least, a liquid track with some soul! Its got a cracking breakbeat, pitch perfect sub base and that vocal just kills it for me. Top drawer DnB tune.

From Discogs
The Brookes Brothers seem to be doing fairly well with their dance floor friendly dnb. I quite enjoy it myself. Tear you down was one of the big tracks of 2008, and I dare say it will continue to get rinsed into 09 (as I only heard it 3 times in 8 hours at summerbreak music festival in Adelaide). Beautiful Samples (which are apparently organised in key as they are classicly trained musicans) and just classy rollers.

On the flip side I was even more impressed with drifter! I thought that should have been the ‘a’. but what can you do..

Anyway before I drag it on too much, definately worth the cash! An excellent addition for any dnb lover.