Posts Tagged ‘build it up’

0163 Burial – Come Down To Us @ 8:40

Monday, February 24th, 2014

I started this blog 5 years ago with a Burial post, so it’s fitting that on the 5 year anniversary, I go back to Burial. And again, I’ll keep it simple, this is the 163rd one.

Come Down To Us 8:12 – 9:19 (0:25 mark)

From Rival Dealer, released through HyperDub, 2013

0139 The Dells – Adventure (No Way Back Part 2) @ 0:24

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

“No way back”

I’m stealing this one from the great Ron Hardy. He must have found this Dells gem and thought, well damn, that break is the best part of this song. Let’s build a house track around that break, and people will go bonkers when after 5 minutes, they FINALLY hear the break. Imagine this at the Paradise Garage! I chased down the original, and here it is right off the top of the clip.

You gotta listen to all of the re-edits to get a feel for how great this break is:

Ron Hardy
Theo Parrish
DJ Harvey

No Way Back 0:24 – 0:50

From No Way Back, released through Mercury Records, 1975

0089 The Streets – Blinded by the Lights (Nero remix) @ 1:50

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

“…blinding my eyes”

The bass here could blind your ears on a proper sound system. No idea who Nero is, and the original of this track is already an amazing tune, but putting a blistering dubstep synth and drum pattern underneath it is pure genius. It’s a stomper, best part is the drop.

Blinded by the Lights (Nero Remix) 1:36 – 2:21

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From the Innerette (Via Sasha Frere Jones)

0071 Alicia Keys – Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart @ 0:20

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

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“..near me, touch me, feel me”

That’s an invitation ladies!

Seriously, not many songs start with this much intensity.

Listen to the synth lift up at :25

The drums are shit hot.

Saw her on SNL and “cough” Ellen and this song kills..

Track of the year, give her a grammy for this one.

Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart 0:20 – 0:50

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From The Element of Freedom, released through J Records in 2009.

0070 Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight @ 3:28

Monday, March 8th, 2010

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Another one of my Dad’s faves, this has an epic lead in. The build up is massive. It gets more echoey and you hear more guitar stabs the further you go. A lot of NFL players love this track and play it before a big game. It’s all suspense and emotion until the drums (BPOTS)  kick in.

Picture Ray Lewis stretching at the 50 listening to this.

In the Air Tonight 3:28 – 4:00

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From Face Value, released through Virgin Records in 1981.

0056 Matthew Good Band – Load Me Up @ 3:03

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

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“whatever puts me all the way up”

A quickie on a beautiful Sunday.  Always liked this one from local boy Matt Good. The best part is right at the end.

Load Me Up 3:01 – 3:38

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From Beautiful Midnight, released through Universal Records in 1999.

0055 The Beach Boys – God Only Knows @ 2:00

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

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Definitely my favourite Beach Boys song of all time, and the only one on my Itunes. This part at the end is magical, and I’d go so far to say we’re in Mozart and Beethoven territory here. Your first cue is the drums, and then the bass, and then you’re off twirling around in a circle staring up at the  sky adding in our own “..withooouutt you’s.” Try it!

God Only Knows 2:00 – 2:37

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From Pet Sounds, released through Capitol Records in 1966.

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0024 Bullion – Wouldn’t it be Nice @ 1:37

0040 Ladyhawke – Paris is Burning (Cut Copy Remix) @ 3:08

Monday, July 27th, 2009

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“Paris is burning all night long…”

The best part about this track is how Cut Copy turned themselves into French House superstars with this remix. Wasn’t their biggest fans and I don’t know much about Ladyhawke (the original is pretty cool though), but this track is smokin’. The swirling synths are just big, and it’s a good house tune from white Aussie guys. That’s impressive.

Also, Ladyhawke’s voice has a level of jaded want in it too that is quite Parisian. This part is the build up and drop. Enjoy.

Paris is Burning (Cut Copy Remix) 3:08 – 4:09

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0030 Lifelike & Kris Menace – Discopolis @ 3:07