AD DIG 003 – Soul Clap – The Giraffe Remixes (w/ Masomenos Remix)
SOUL CLAP – THE GIRAFFE REMIXES
We are very proud to present a remix collection of Soul Clap’s “The Giraffe”, the first AirDrop record ever — it was actually released as a special colored vinyl edition in March ‘08 and sold out in no time! So it’s time for a classy “Giraffe” comeback!
Gathering an eclectic mix of remixers hailing from Soul Clap’s home town Boston, to France and even Argentina, AirDrop once more acts as a giant creative hub uniting musicians and vibes from all over the world to drop their dance bombs on the floor: Cates & DPL from Oregon, the Parisian duo Masomenos, the Venezuelan/ Argentine prodigy Minimaril and Bradford James from Boston, AirDrop joins forces with some of the most interesting newcomers and fresh talents around to create an exciting remix selection for the headstrong.
Masomenos, while develloping their own realm and record label, are also part of the French Sister Phunk collective set up by the Phunkster boys. They add a little freak phunk to the original by wonking it out and spicing it up with weird down-pitched vocals. Pushing the floor onto a higher level, their remix is definitely sick: Masomenos’ slowmo way of moving through a track while subliminally pitching up the energy level is simply spectacular.
Responsible for the coming vinyl release on AirDrop, magic Minimaril is one funky little genius. The producer, drummer and DJ does not even own turntables yet rocks the clubs of Buenos Aires every weekend. How? Well… It’s all in his mind! His remix proves that he is definitely one to watch out for: as tight, crisp and crazier than a crunchy “Cupcake”, the driving drums steadily fuel the body!
The “Long Neck Tech Remix” was masterfully crafted by Oregon producers Cates & DPL, who do not have any limits when it comes down to making a crowd chant. With a beautiful release scheduled on OM Records, they are the groove masters always in love with a funky rhythm that gets you shakin in no time. It does not surprise that their remix lets the necks groove like there’s no tomorrow. The longer, the better.
Last but not least, Bradford James does everything to get our air, err, jaws, dropping, and alas, his Boston productions go down a treat with their soulful flavor that is reminiscent of a fantastic Deep House heritage. His “Seed In The City Remix” makes the “Giraffe” a somewhat delicate, summery affair. Bradford, known for his eclectic taste and wide musical spectrum, loves to introduce world rhythms into his music: With far resonant Brazilian chants, the happy sounding “Giraffe” chords have been tweaked so the arrangement flows light and joyful.