let me do yore starts off in tribal mode and then adds triangle and shakers to its relaxed percussive groove before shuttling off into the stratosphere where sheets of synthetic slivers dart past at lightning speed, the tracks bottom heavy pulse builds in intensity as claps and soulful voice swirls bring a delirious vibe to the proceedings. following a detroit tinged intro, a moment of truth slides into place with congas and claps helping it find its way. sizzling hi hats and a thumping kick drum deepen the groove while a funky bass line provides hip shaking accompaniment and marks the return of a house legend, who’s still at his best. soul never goes out of style, right?!
>work in progress< was born in december 2005 by two french dj, kony & maxime dangles. the first one hold a record store, the other discovers the mix universe. their musical relationship and friendship never stops evolving since they met in 1999. 10 years are separating the duet members but it’s never been a problem, each member is influencing the other melting minimal music with new wave inspirations. after maxime dangles released solo a few ep on kompakt, paso or scandium, here’s a release under >work in progress< pseudo on the french logarythm..
for this project fredfades remixes nine of his favorite rap songs. dense layers of samples from hard to find records, crisp drums and ruthless bass lines are some of the ingredients fred uses to create new versions of these hip-hop gems. some of them seem to have come out edgier and more interesting than the original songs. legendary to some, obscure to others, all the acapellas have been laced with the jazzyness fades has become known to represent. all beats via one were produced on the cult status sp1200 machine (the street smartz beat was produced using the mpc 2000xl). a few of the tracks were co-produced by deckdaddy & john rice (oslo sp ensemble). the result is a wide range of super tight raps and the distinct and consistent style of a young producer with an old soul. if you appreciate timeless rap flows over some bold reinventions of the golden era sound, this is a must cop record!