Dimlite:::Sabbo:::Nina Simone via Felix da Housecat :::James Brown via Eli Escobar
I don't start my new job until Monday, so I have some time to kill, posting tracks and bullshitting around. Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo and I played the Sabbo track and the James Brown via Eli Escobar re-edit, it killed. There was some pretty crazy dancing for such a chill place.
Dimlite is a Switzerland born producer who I actually found just recently. I fell in love instantly. He's been releasing tracks since 2003 and, from the earlier stuff I’ve heard, has really come into his own and developed his own sound. His newest release is Prismic Tops. I Feel like this guy would fit in well in L.A. with Flying Lotus, Nobody, Gaslamp, and all those dudes. I'm always exited to hear interesting downbeat, experimental, electronica.
More influenced by roots club/dance music, Sabbo gives us his Tel Aviv version of dance music. Some of his biggest influences being Fela Kuti, Funkadelic, James Brown, Bootsy Collins, The Meters, and Nina Simone. I'm really into how this guy makes his music, especially being from Israel. The new EP is called It Is the Time. The record has dancehall, dubstep, and electronic elements. If world club is more your thing, check this out.
The Chicago native, Felix da Housecat, is getting the remix right with Nina Simone's classic "Sinnerman". I didn't hear this song when it first came out but now I hear it on some God damn commercial every 5 seconds. Either way, the track is done very well. I could see this one being a house classic. Only time will tell.
Eli Escobar is one of my favorite producers to remix a song. The first one I heard of his was the Justice song, "D.A.N.C.E." I liked Eli's version because instead of taking the hard electro route (which I think is easy) he chose a more laid back housey way to change the song. Here, with his take on "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag", he turns the James Brown classic into a straight dance-floor, Baltimore club banger. I used this song twice last week and it killed both times. Way to go Eli. Way to make Gainesville get down. Hopefully he's reading this in his East Village apartment.