Welcome to the brave new world of SHUTTLE. You may have come across his remix work as Etan but nothing can quite prepare you for where he’s ended up. Epic, retro-futuristic, with a calm centre offset by rib-loosening bass squelches, Tunnel is a fantastic calling card for this young producer, originally from Southern Maryland who, after stints in DC and Baltimore, made his musical home in Boston.
“Rotten Guts” shows that there’s even more going on here than you might have thought. Teaming up with CADENCE WEAPON, Shuttle produces a stuttering, beat over which Cadence drops lines.
These four tunes have remained in high rotation here at Manalogue since BARLETTA‘s crew were nice enough to share them with me, which means in short, this post is long overdue. As half of the Torontonian duo MANSION, Barletta has been killing it with some deluxe remixes. Here are a few cuts from the the Bass Live E.P. released on YYZ RECORDS.
The previously unreleased track “El Mo” takes advantage of Barletta’s simple but oh-so-effective talent for the heavy heavy.
TMX has been killing it with his remixes. Last August I posted his rework of “Sing Hallelujah” and two-thirds of his lastest dancefloor monsters follow a similar path back to the future. Kissy Sell Out, Larry Tee, and Foamo clutched the bass-heavy edit of SONZ OF A LOOP DA LOOP ERA‘s “Far Out” and BUFFETLIBREjocks picked up TMX’s remix of “Let Me Be Your Fantacy” by BABY D- another rave anthem from the early 90s. It’s so great hearing these classics modified and modernized.
This one’s not fresh from the oven anymore but it’s still thick enough to gung up your mouth when you gnaw on these beats. Maybe it might be more accurate to the CCC crew something like Chewy Chocolate Pound Cake considering they’re consistent delivery of heaviness. This remix of THE COOL KIDS is no different.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since TONE-LOC‘s debut long player Loc-ed After Dark. To celebrate the milestone Delicious Vinyl are digitally re-releasing the album with six bonus tracks. This deluxe digital edition is the inaugural release in Delicious Vinyl’s DV20 campaign. Throughout 2009, DELICIOUS VINYL will re-release classic LPs from the label’s legendary catalog in bonus-packed digital download format. Stay tuned for DV20 versions of Young MC’s Stone Cold Rhymin’, Def Jef’s Soul Food, Masta Ace Incorporated’s SlaughtaHouse, The Brand New Heavies’ Heavy Rhyme Experience Vol. 1, and others.
It’s too bad the label isn’t releasing the album with this remix. The Peaches remix of “Wild Thing” was alright for a minute but this remix by MOGUAI kicks Peaches in the junk – mind you, I think she’d probably like that.
The album track is smooth like creamed honey and will sooth all that ails you. Spoon with milk, stir, smile.
[audio:http://manalogue.com/manalogue/Fare%20Soldi%20-%20Survivor.mp3] Mp3:Fare Soldi – Survivor
To be expected, the remix from Keenhouse is just as smooth but mixed with a bit of ginseng for mild dancefloor spice.
[audio:http://manalogue.com/manalogue/Fare%20Soldi%20-%20Survivor%20(Keenhouse%20RMX).mp3] Mp3:Fare Soldi – Survivor (Keenhouse remix)
Saint Pauli’s recipe adds some significant heat with three or four electro-mutated chili peppers.
[audio:http://manalogue.com/manalogue/Fare%20Soldi%20-%20Survivor%20(Saint%20Pauli%20RMX).mp3] Mp3:Fare Soldi – Survivor (Saint Pauli remix)
Approached by BOISNOIZE RECORDS to release what became the Shadow Dancer EP in July 2007, they found their audience rapidly expanding thanks to the symphonic beats of club hits like “Soap” and “Cowbois” regularly appearing in the sets of Soulwax, Erol Alkan, 2 Many DJs, DJ Feadz, Adam Freeland and Busy P. SHADOW DANCER had emerged as a name to drop and a force to be reckoned with. They have subsequently remixed everyone from The Whip to Chromeo, and their tracks have featured on compilations including Bugged Out’s Suck My Deck, Digitalism’s Kitsune Tabloid, and Adam Freeland’s Two Hours To Jupiter.
The latest single is a mind altering and jittery exploration of bass and acute rhythms destined for large soundsystems. Bring on the bruises.