You love 808, right? What, no? What's wrong with you? Did overdriven sine waves make fun of your cool haircut when you were younger?
In all seriousness though, that unmistakeable low end rumble of pure analog rawness is a timeless sound and in capable hands, a subtle decoration is all that is needed to let that power shine through.
Black Track is an effortlessly badass murdered out tune that has a couple of tricks up it's sleeve beyond relying on smile-inducing bassline and crisp as a Saturday morning hi-hats. The vocal sample featured isn't trying to force the swag, but rather serves as a statement of fact for the dark and menacing atmosphere the tune creates.
Not overly melodic, moments where a subtle piano chords show up soon triggering a distressed arpeggio, feel much more emotional and impactful. Soon enough more higher note anticipatory piano makes appearance only to crescendo with some delicious vintage feel synth and drop back into the blackest deep end of this speaker trying track.
I often find tracks that "grow on ya" are deceivingly simple on first listen, but it is in their minimal intricacies that they invite you to re-listen to them endlessly and I can see myself proudly rewinding Black Track over and over again to drop it on unsuspecting listener. Gotta keep that 808 alive :)
What is Tune of the Day?
Something that I do for my rising revelations series is search for new music daily. So it is only natural that I should be sharing some of the daily highlights as too often the tracks are amazing but they don't make it into a final episode as they might not fit that week's mood or concept.
More than anything, the reasoning behind the series was always sharing new exciting music by artists that are longing to be heard so any extra exposure is a good thing.
All artists featured on the blog are contacted and notified of the post, and get a gentle nudge to join this incredible community.
I love putting my feelings about music into writing so each post will also have a couple of my own words on why I love that particular track and how I perceive it, a mini-review of sorts.
As an added bonus all tracks featured are available for a free download, generously provided by the artists. Please enjoy them in your music players, DJ sets and shared playlists and endorse hard work of some talented people.