Wednesday 4 June 2014

Time Keeps On Slippin'

Lined up a bunch of retro-infused tunes today, and after spending a good while trying to think of how to not clumsily tie them together under a theme I decided to abandon it entirely and instead focus on the years of release (which may or may not have been influenced by my recent annual trip to Ishkur's guide to electronic music).

Patrick Nagel - 1334

Ford & Lopatin (formerly called Games) first, their only album so far was released in 2011 and the progression they made since the first Games EP in 2010 is pretty incredible. While Everything Is Working was more like Lopatin's Eccojam work, this is a straight up love letter to 80's new wave and the Juno synths that Lopatin is so fond of.

Thought I'd finally get around to putting up the original When I Fall In Love after so many remixes. This track just turned 14 this March (or at least the album I took it from did), and is a pretty shining example of modern Deep House. Funnily enough the formula hasn't changed much since the 80's but if it ain't broke don't fix it. I think the remixes are better songs, but I can't hate this little time capsule back to the turn of the millenium.

A much smaller jump this time, back to 1995. Drum & Bass is the in thing at that time, and Goldie's just released his debut Timeless. Here's a bit from near the end of the album, mixing the jazzy bits from earlier like Adrift with breaks and beats. Perhaps more at home in the lounge rather than the dancefloor, but very well made, The piano doesn't sound half as cheesy as you would expect and in all honesty has aged pretty well.

-Claude Van Foxbat

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