We’re taking a little break from all things wobble and dirt to delve into the tropical, minimal and techy. Douster continues to impress me with the variations on his sound. We’ve got three Douster tracks quite different in style. ‘King Of Africa’ is basically a remix of the title song of The Lion King. It’s a really happy summery track which doesn’t go over the top. It would obviously have a strong afrobeat and he cuts the vocals up to make a real ear pleaser, I literally can’t stop listening to it! ‘Tappse’ is more maximal with a solid house beat, cheeky synths and a smidgen of wobbly bass. The remix of Busy Signal is quite similar to ‘King Of Africa’with African influences, Jamaican singing and a tribal beat. The difference is the stabbing high synth which Douster executes perfectly.
The new single from Momma’s Boy released on Sound Pellegrino is called ‘Wedouwedou’. It’s another housy bleeper like his last single ‘Give it up’ which we loved. Equally loving this one and check out the remix by new Dutch house phenomenon Kid Kaio. Download Kid Kaio’s stuff here from Kid City blog, if you’re into all this kinda stuff you’re in for a treat.
Boy 8-Bit has made a cover, not a remix, of ‘Mars’. He’s taken the famous synth melody from the build up of the original and done it in his own style from scratch. Most of the track is based around this and then for the last minute he cleverly incorporates the nasty monster noises and gurgles with the melody. Very clever, great track.
Another Sharsklayer dub remix. And not a minute too soon! His dub version of Digital Manges’ ‘Manges’ is an absolute stonker. This one’s slightly more laid back with a funky feel to it (Daniel Haaksman is proper funky!) and some hollow metallic bass.
This tune is completely nuts. Probably not one you want to listen to when you’re trying to relax. There’s a crazy percussive sound which is flung all over the shop and some great sounds put in there to devastating effect.
Again not that relaxing. Harvard Bass is another Sound Pellegrino artist producing minimal stuff which is borderline fidget house. Whirring sounds and a solid house beat give me this impression. A real minimal thumper.
Round Table Knights have dropped their much anticipated Belly Dance EP. These guys are hotly tipped for the new era of dance and its a great EP. In the meanwhile we have a cheeky Mowgli remix for a little taster.