Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Rock the Box

91. 69 - "Jam the Box" (R & S Records, 1994)

Our science is, as you may remember, a huge fan of Carl Craig's various endeavors, and this one is no different, bringing together many things we love in Dance Music - interesting polyrhythms, the love of machine sounds, repetition - in a really wonderful way. Favorite moments:

- the first breakdown at 56 seconds as we are introduced to the bassline and some hand drums. Detroit machines gone Caribbean, here we go.

- 2'30" and thereabouts when he really starts working the open and closed hi-hats and makes me move (at the very least) my hands and my brain in double and triple time.

Ah, who cares about moments when the whole experience is so sublime.

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