The 3rd in Tee Mango’s Tribute project, inspired by the much referenced Theo Parrish quote:
Love of the music should be the driving force of any producer, performer or DJ.
Everything else stems from that core, that love. With that love, sampling can become a tribute; An expansion on ideas long forgotten, reconstruction, collage.
Talk 2 Heris the 1st track here. Acoustic guitars melt slowly into thick loose rhodes and held 101 licks, with a Classic (Def Mix produced) vocal loop glueing the whole thing together.
The arrangement is uncomplicated and obviously influenced by the detroit legends he clearly holds in high regard and as such the quality of the elements are allowed to shine through. Proper house music.
Drumspeak is warehouse disco. A selection of simple elements strung together with care. Held strings, chord stabs & bubbling filters, with the weighty drums carrying the whole track on their broad manly shoulders. As the sample emerges from the filter through the dry ice, it brings with it.... a lady of the night, a baggy of something suspicious and... the party.
The last #Tribute release sold double quick, my hunch is that these will not hang about.
Strictly Limited to 500
Published: 8th October 2015