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Distorted deep house drums

Written by: 28 July 2016 No Comment

Something a little different this week… a straight up 12″ release designed for turntables and the floor. Rare in my world to actually hear the intro beats and stuff that is always culled in a DJ mix – tis a refreshing reminder of ancient times.

As for the track – its nothing special, which is its greatest strength… a solid plodder that makes one smile and nod your head.

“Hot on the heels of the boastfully-titled full-length The Best comes Desert Eagle, Alex Omar Smith’s first 12” of 2016. The title track is as bold and brassy as you’d expect from the Detroit producer, with swirling, minor key melodies and woozy chords complimenting swinging machine drums and a deliciously bouncy, suitably tactile synth-bass line. Arguably better is “Cry Me A River”, where soulful vocal samples and wonderfully positive melody lines are expertly combined with bumpin’, distorted deep house drums. Throw in some sustained note strings and a bustling bassline, and you have another guaranteed floor-filler from the FXHE boss.” Release Notes

 

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