Wednesday, December 01, 2004
crampton december 2004 house
Wagon Cookin' - Every Day Life rmx - Lovemonk
Instrumental, soulful, jazzy and bossa nova come to mind when I think of this beautifully composed master piece. Make sure to check out their new full length album at their web site.
Johnny Fiasco - Soundz feat. dj Heather - uni.form
Anything that Mr. Fiasco does is smooth as butter. I chose this EP because it mixes so well out of the "Pista" remix of Every Day Life.
Julius Papp - Fall For You - Neodisco
Sometimes a room full of people just need a straight drum track to set an atmosphere, and this cut has plenty of them.
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue - Sony
A bit old, but undeniably a classic of post-bop jazz. While mixing this with a beat is nearly impossible, most of the tracks on here go rather well with house music when you drop the low and highs out.
Blaze - My Beat feat. Palmer Brown- Slip n Slide
Anything with intelligent spoken word courtesy of Palmer Brown is an automatic winner. Add a high energy beat and a break down that samples an accapella from Q-Tip (formerly of Tribe Called Quest) and you have a guaranteed classic.
Joey Youngman - D-Funk - CDR
Peak-time house with a synth line that raises the energy level.
Swirl People ft. dj Heather - We Used To Party - Aroma
Can we say instant classic? I'm predicting that Heather's vocals on this track will be sampled for years to come. Any old-schooler can relate to the message in this song: "When we were young, we were having fun. Our lives in music had just begun. Now that we're older, the game has changed . . . It's up to us to bring it back."
Joey Youngman - Goosebumps EP - Tango
Typical Joey Youngman style with that get-down-and-boogie jazz type of flare with the hip-hop influence.
Johnny Fiasco - Rhythmic Solutions - Tonic
Johnny is infamous for perfectly blending together the emotional release of deep house and peak-time percussion of a house stomper. This track is an intelligent display of his vast knowledge in music theory and cross-genre appeal.
Miguel Migs - 24th St. Sounds LP - NRK
Need I say more? After being the poster child for Naked Recordings, everyone knows this guy can deliver the goods.