Tracks sampling The Weeknd’s “Crew Love” blockbuster with Drake have flooded the interwebs non-stop since it was released – and it’s great. The melody and hook were so powerful, but it lacked a little something. Thankfully people like Newark’s Saucy P have been there to push it places it didn’t go. Using a sped up loop of the vocals, P drops giant unrelenting bass drums on top of it bolstered by some popping percussion and scratchy, fuzzy syncopation. He made his name through the Jersey Club scene, and you can hear the influence in this track. But it defies solid categorization, living on that bleeding edge tip. Enjoy the exclusive download. (Gif by Maffyeww.)
Mixpak FM 029 is brought to you by Poirier, the latest addition to the Mixpak family. Known for his global collaborations and cross-genre productions, Poirier has dipped into hip hop, dancehall, soca, electro and worked with the likes of Warrior Queen, Face T, MC Zulu, Burro Banton and Crookers. Alongside producing a heap of EPs and remixes for Ninja Tune and beyond, the Montreal producer also runs his own record label, ALSO, supporting vocalists like Boogat and King Abid.
His Mixpak FM offering comes just in time for Trinidad carnival, filled with the newest and hypest soca tracks, dubs and remixes, including cuts from his brand new 160bpm EP for Mixpak, Soca Road.
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A series of drum sections on this track leapfrog one another with precision coordination, cascading along with an effortless flow. Built around a Funkyish rhythm, rolling hand drums bring a deep green coolness to the hard grey underpinnings of programmed exactness and pulsating circuitry. But a mood of gravity pervades the track, hinting that its unrelenting pace is born of necessity. Equatorial nature reclaims landscapes altered by advanced societies, while untended facilities threaten to rupture. Lamin dropped this free download earlier in the month to raise awareness for his new single on Sticks N’ Stones Recordings. The vinyl version drops today, so go cop that. (Photo by Steve Bayens.)
With a piano sample seemingly lifted from my favourite house song of all time Pete Heller’s Big Love, this stomping classic house tracks gets a vocal kick from Bizarre Inc’s ‘I’m Gonna Get You’. Basically a load of good stuff thrown together with that classic LOL Boys feel, the guys even put this track in the ‘Feel Good’genre on their soundcloud.
Mixpak fam Schlachthofbronx have been locked up in the studio preparing their brand new full length, Dirty Dancing, for Disko B records. This is the first double A-side release from the album, with ‘Slowine’ and ‘Dickie Riddim feat. Warrior Queen’ (we’d been wondering where WQ had gone, and glad she’s back), and needless to say it’s a bomb. Pre-order it now.