Beat Spacek (also known for his work in Africa HiTech and Space Invadas) released his debut full-length Modern Streets earlier this year, a set of modern electro-soul jams made totally on IOS apps. This Remix EP gives dBridge, Seven Davis Jr and, perhaps unexpectedly, Animal Collective, a chance to funk it up with their own remixes. Banging stuff, on Ninja Tune.
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- ZEN 12423 / 12" on Ninja Tune inc. Seven Davis Jr, dBridge and Animal Collective remixes
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Beat Spacek, or Steve Spacek of Africa Hitech fame invites his mates round for a delicious meal. The main course is his track ‘I Wanna Know’, which Seven Davis Jr and dBridge tuck into, knives and forks a-flurry, tearing it apart until not even a carcass is left. Oh the greed, the humanity.
Later that night, something magical happens inside Seven Davis Jr’s belly, imbuing night-time vibes into the original dish (or track if anyone’s not keeping up) so that it would be right at home in a club. OK the meal metaphor’s gone for now, but the beat here has been beefed to party proportions and the vocal line is looping round and round til joined by the spooky lounge chords til the end. A heavy house hitter. I thought dBridge only did DnB, but this is a chill slo-nu-funk mix that rival the other in terms of nightliness but is more of a sexy smooth take. Complex percs lie underneath it, the first impression of simplicity being smashed apart.
Ok it’s time for dessert, ‘I Want You’,and everyone’s on the edge of their seat as Animal Collective of all people devour it before your very eyes. It’s pretty crazy as you’d expect, quite busy and saturated despite the low-slung tempo, with loops of the main vocal line playing off shroomy alien noises and stretched out percussions. What is this.
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