Sunday, 29 October 2017

Tripping Over

Miwa Ogasawara - Indifferent 01 (2016)


Now for something I've been wantin to post about for a while but had a tough time finding some neighbours for it. So the main tune I wanted to talk about was the Cyberia Mix of Duvet by very obscure British band Bôa, it's one of my all time favourite flips of a song, turning a post-brit pop indie jam that reminds me a lil of Mazzy Star into a more trip-hop meets slow techno piece instead that's got more in common with early Sneaker Pimps. If it weren't for the mix subtitle you could easily be forgiven for thinking this was the original, here's hoping you dig it as much as I.

Bôa - Duvet (Cyberia Mix) [click to download] |HTML5|


The Sneaker Pimps comparison should have come up sooner, all that time I spent searching for similar things to pair with it and the answer was staring me in the face on the little spotify playlist we have on the sidebar. It''l be changing come November so I can let myself off with putting this one up. A slightly reworked version of 6 Underground, with the poppier elements stripped out. Playing them back to back like this they are pretty similar, thanks in a big way to Kelli Dayton's delivery (or Kelli Ali, as she's now known). It's got more in common with the Cyberia Mix than I thought, I've only just seen that they're both from the same time-frame of '98/'99, must've been an in vogue style at the time, with the release of Massive Attack's Mezzanine too it was definitely a good year to be into the sound.

Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground (Perfecto Mix) [click to download] |HTML5|


And finally, another revisit from the E-Z Rollers, again from around the same time. The LP this is from Weekend World is a largely Drum & Bass affair, though it is broken up fairly frequently with short interludes and more importantly, dips into things of a lower tempo. Nightfall is one of the tunes from it I've posted a couple of times but I think it warrants it, not only are the E-Z Rollers fairly obscure these days but this tune in particular I feel does a fantastic job of showing off the Jazzy undertones of the album which you might not expect from an electronic album.

E-Z Rollers - Nightfall [click to download] |HTML5|


-Claude Van Foxbat

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