While driving my daughter to school this morning, I was playing some of my recent acquisitions and started to see a pattern emerging: there definitely seems to be a return to “classic” sounds.
Of course, one could argue that there is no pattern, that it is simply my personal taste orienting my purchases in this direction. Sure, if I had the IQ of a zebra mussel, but anyone who knows me knows my musical tastes are as eclectic as can be.
I am proposing two example of this here, but there are many more.
Will Be Mine, feat. Alexander East (Arto Mwambe Vocal Mix) – Manuel Tur (Freerange Records)
First Manuel Tur, out on Freerange. Tur is a top notch producer in his own name, but it is Arto Mwambe here who deserves our attention, because he’s is definitely, in my mind (so far), one of the spearheads of this return to classics, as his few releases so far clearly prove (one of those, Telemetric by Telespazio, is featured on my recent mix, I Am Rhythm) and this one confirms, with it’s classic Chicago House vibe.
World Eater – Black Meteoric Star (DFA Records)
Second is a name I had never heard of before, until I researched this post, only to discover it is actually a side-project of Gavin Russom! True to their exploratory mission, DFA have released Russom’s “live in one take” acid house tracks which are totally classic sounding (read “true to the genre’s codes”) yet innovative in some strange undefinable way.