mp3 - Hello Darkness
Right. So winter's here and we've entered that long dark tunnel between October and March. There's practically no sun and the freezing rain is about to turn to snow. Worse still, the weather won't be this awesome again for a good four months. Bloody freezing hell.
So to make things a little more fun (or torturous - I'm not sure yet), I'm starting my first thematic mp3 series. Personal obsession and seasonal depression will be colluding to bring you a selection of dirty, dour, corny and spine-tingling Darkside chunes.
I'm going to try to be really orthodox about this - just tracks called "Dark ...," "... Dark," "Dark+suffix," and so forth. Once in a while I might change it up and throw in a tune that just has a sample that says something about things being dark, getting dark, etc., but that's about it. You get the picture. I'm not a fan of winter, but together we'll pull through this. So grab a couple of snowballs and turn down the lights...
Watch the ride...
mp3: Tango and Ratty - Tales From the Darkside (1992)
This was surprise find at my friend's shop the other day. A clear sign of winter's descent. It's a pretty decent tune from that moment when 909 kicks were giving way to stuttering breaks. This song has just about everything - a B-boy chipmunk, clean sine-bass, dirty distorted stabs, slow breaks and manic ones. I particularly like the chopped human beatbox during the string breakdown around 2:40.
More to come. Enjoy!