New release from Falty Dl on All City Dublin Records. As tight and punchy as you expect, this is two addictive slabs of fast paced house with a distinctly 90s US influence with a shout to Minister Farrakhan on vocal duties.
New allure is breathed into Scuba’s originals. America’s totem of bass Faulty DL takes leave from the original ‘On Deck’ with a low burring bassline and elegantly woven melodies drawn warmly across the whole. South London’s Deadbeat offers an understated modern jungle remix of Before with skittering hats and heavy bass that can’t fail to light up floors and faces.
On the back of Shake’s retrospective Frictionalism 1994-2009 compilation, Rush Hour is releasing a series of remixes. First out are two remixes from FaltyDL and Space Dimension Controller.
Duncan Powell offers a classic slice of, “James Bond Step”. A big string laden anthem. A goldmine of musical elements, ‘Pushing’ was ripe for the remix treatment by Falty DL, who transformed ‘it into a dark, broken 2-step swinger with flashes of vocals and strings, to awesome effect.
Falty DL beautifully crafted and subtly put together slow motion house EP called “Endeavour”. “Endeavour” itself kicks off the release with molasses thick chords, off-beat bleeps and drums which build up a lush atmosphere before breaking into subtle keyboard stabs. “Filthy Divinity” takes a more hip-hop orientated route with a plaintive lead synth melody playing out over dusty drum breaks and claps, building into a crescendo with lush sampled orchestra strings. “Odyssey” takes classic Detroit techno at a snails pace and adds jazzy strings and a moog melody borrowed from classic fusion while building something that’s simultaneously fresh and nostagic.
There’s a feeling of spacious freedom and sensuality written all over these, from the kinky hardcore tropes of the title track and its quicksilver scuff ‘n skip, right through the dubbed shuffle and empty warehouse reverbs of ‘Because You’ on the A-side. ‘My Friends Will Always Say…’ on the flip consolidates the best of both his worlds, designed with an advanced sense of jazzy electronic arrangement, yet keeping everything sparse and still poppy enough to really capture the crowd’s affections.
A remix for a remix…Falty Dl and Cosmin TRG go at each others tracks and the results are firing!
Rush Hour kicks of its Direct Current series with NYC based Falty DL. This series is about today’s electronic music in all shapes by new and upcoming producers. Falty DL is known for his releases on Planet Mu and Ramp. His sounds shifts somewhere between hip hop, funk, dubstep, house and techno. Its this cross breeding that gives Falty DL his signature sound. With ‘All In The Place’ he delivers one of his best releases to date. Four tracks that sound classic, yet futuristic at the same time.