2 weeks ago
Sunday, 20 May 2012
artist unknown - SHH001
As for the music, you're looking at a cheeky house cut-up of Wu Tang Clan's Gravel Pit… though not being any kind of a hip-hop head I had to do a bit of detective work to figure that out, and once I did I was quite surprised*. The A-side version has a looping Wu Tang "back and forth" male vocal sample, 4/4s that are old-skool in timbre but thoroughly up-to-date in implementation, some lovely pads and of course the headline "check out my gravel pit" fem vocal.
On the B, the second mix is a slightly livelier, more funkified affair, this time biting a chunk of the vocal from Fat Freddy's Drop's Flashback… again a bit of detective work on my part but in this case with less surprising results**. 'Course, the fact the track's called Gravel Flashback WAS a bit of a clue! But regardless of their genesis, what really matters is that these are two solid bullets for your floor, whether on a deeper/techier or a more soulful tip.
And on limited edition, 10-inch vinyl as well… did I mention that bit?
Out: This week
About: Not much else I can tell you here, for obvious reasons. Oh, except the series is called Sshh Edits… kind of important!
*Which is to say: you don't have to be a Wu Tang fan to dig this on its own merits.
**Or a Fat Freddy's fan, either :-)