Tuesday, October 03, 2006
KILLER KUTS #17
Was this really released in 1984??? This is some forward thinking shit right here. Nowadays this is considered an underground classic, but a few years ago it was terribly underplayed and unrecognized by those outside of the old school disco scene. This pressing has 2 different versions. The "Short Version", and the "DJ Master Mix" , which was mixed by Timmy Regisford and Boyd Jarvis. The Regisford/Jarvis mix is a much longer and chopped up version of the song. This is a weird song to say the least. The bassline is HEAVY. The synths are dark, and the drums sound like they are tuned down-- plus, the underlying drum machine sounds like it is off-time (not to mention the almost demonic intro monologue!). BUT on the other hand you have the happy house-esque piano and Nucleus-style robot vocals... This is some weird shit, but it balances itself out well. At 9:08 , this song seems like it never ends--- an excellent remix that sounds like five songs in one. People have called this proto-house, but it seems to go a little deeper than that.