2 weeks ago
Saturday, 14 July 2012
Do It Proper – Proper Doing It EP
You get two rubs apiece of Love Haight and Brooklyn Groove. The former in its original form is a midtempo deep chugger with a wonky, warped kinda feel, while Homero Espinosa's remix ups the tempo and adds a pulsating bass-synth/organ riff. Brooklyn Groove is a mellower, parping organ groove in its original form, with garage-y vocal snips and again with that filtered/warped sound that always sounds a little bit French to me*. And then finally the Nutritious & Bains BomBoogie Mix of the same ups the jazz ante considerably, with brushed snares a-gogo and some luvverly jazz-funk geetar licks, before throwing in Afro percussion, trumpet parps and vocal fragments to create something of a head-mangled gem for messy afterhours sessions.
Classy stuff as ever from this Boston-based label.
Out: This week
About: You can find Headtunes at their website, on Facebook and on Soundcloud.
*But not in a cheesy 'French touch' way…specifically, it reminds me of the much-missed Qalamoto Records, a French label from 10 years back who never got the props they deserved if you ask me.