May 17, 2010 | Filed Under music
Tags: alan wilkis, fuck your fleeting taste in music, GLOVES, human life, in it together, miami horror, phonte coleman, phonte gallo, rjd2, sometimes, talk like that, the shining path, the-presets
image: oceanside via flickr
It’s nowhere near November but I’m thankful for so many things. Internet, cell phone with internet, web browser to access internet, macintosh to enrich internet experience. etc.
Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, on to the part where I post really good music. (this is long…) (that’s what she said)
Miami Horror seems to be a permanent fixture on this website and it is no coincidence. It’s all so good! Whether it’s an original production or a commissioned remix, the curatorship is always top notch.
First up is a remix for Miami Horror’s single release of “Sometimes”. My boy Yama of GLOVES fame gives this a heavy coat of vintage summer pearl and finishes it off with a butter-smooth 2000 grit wetsand of some of the best ‘big-lady’ vocals + 90’s big room piano stabs I’ve ever heard in my LIFE. TRUTH. (apologies for the car-nerdism -ed.) …but damn, not to be overlooked is THAT INTRO which complements the conclusion so well.
In no way, shape, or form of bringing you down from your high of that last track comes a Miami Horror remix of The Presets “Talk Like That”. This one’s from the blog-vintage rosetta stone. Had to hop in my blog-delorean to dig this one up, but it proves one thing: If it’s good, it’s good forever. None of this fast-fashion bullshit. fuck your fleeting taste in music. I played this out recently and fear not, it still makes the kids get crunk @ 2:58. soooo much vibe!! If you need a musical analysis of this track, no. just no.
Now that we’ve gotten sweaty let’s hop a bridge to the disco side of things to get a steady pace going. Human Life. I posted a video (so good) of this single on the TUMBLMANIA not too long ago, but if you don’t follow it’s quite easy to miss such a thing. A lovely bassline and earnest vocals bring this together. The chorus verse first dropping @1:01 has some of the best vocal / instrumental interaction I’ve heard in a while!
Lastly, but surely not least, the man, the freshest in Brooklyn, ALAN WILKIS. He remixed RJD2’s “The Shining Path” which features vocals lent by the only Phonte Coleman (part of Foreign Exchange, phontigallo etc). Alan Wilkis’ style complements this style of vocal PERFECTLY. When I first heard this track I thought it was an original AW track –that’s how natural it feels. Take this cool-down lap and have a listen.
I hope you enjoyed today’s journey as much as I did. As usual, check the tags if you want to hear more from the posted artists. Chances are, I’ve blogged about it before.