venerdì 20 novembre 2009

Titan - "Bruxism Groove"

It's the return of the fat electro funk sound!
Italy strikes again, thanks to Titan and La Valigetta, an indie-label that has been producing some of the greatest italian artists this year!

Titan is a young and talented artist from the italian region of Abruzzo.
About a year ago, he released his first track, working on an old electro italo-disco song, chopping and rearranging the samples on his laptop. He then started to promote his track on web, music blogs and music labels.

La Valigetta, is one of the most interesting italian indie-label of the year. It was started two years ago by Allo and Coojo, two guys with an hip hop/electro/indie/funk background. Today they're producing artists like Useless Wooden Toys, Blatta & Inesha, 3 is a Crowd, and in 2010 they will distribute the italian release of Rifoki project (Bob Rifo & Steve Aoki) .

Titan's met Allo and his label; they listened and enjoyed the track, then edited, remastered the song and released it as "Bruxism Groove".

And that's what it sound like:

This song contains a long music sample taken from Go Away Little Girl by Easy Going, an 80's electro funk italian gay duo, named after a famous club in Rome and produced by Claudio Simonetti e Giancarlo Meo.

Check out this interview, in which Allo talks about his personal experience as a producer within a so called new electro scene.

In the beginning there was Titan, then A-trak and Van Helden try to release the Duck Sauce project...and the rest is history!

sabato 14 novembre 2009

Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance"

This is a super crappy post about a new song. Let's see what happen if I'll sing:

Rah-rah-ah-ah-ah-ah! Roma-roma-mamaa! Ga-ga-ooh-la-la! Want your bad romance..."

Ok, I think you know it, because it's an heavy rotation on every radio in these days. This song is "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga.

You know what? It's a pop song sample based!
In fact, if you listen it you can for sure recognize pieces from one of the most sampled dutch song: Dominator by Human Resource.

This song overruled the dutch clubs in 1991 and even made the top-10 of the dutch chart . In 1992 it was a massive worldwide club hit. Written, produced, arranged and programmed by Johan van Beek and Robert Mahu.

Warp by The Bloody Beetroots ft. Steve Aoki, can be considered a tribute to that amazing screaming synth! Love the way they use it and reverse it through the end of the song.