It’s been a couple of month since Photek‘s contribution to the DJ-Kicks, but !K7 is not letting it slip into the forgotten past yet. Over the years it has become a tradition that each of DJ-Kicks mixes got an exclusive track and in Photek’s case that track was Levitation. More recently, those exclusives got the remix treatment and Altered Natives got the “opportunity to remix one of my musical heroes.”
The second release on Fresh Minute Music comes from Danny Native, who finished these two new tracks after completing his album A Thousand Days of Patience. The title track Rass Out is clearly the best broken beat track I have heard in a very long time. Not house in a broken disguise, this is the real thing!
B1. Bullet Blade Knuckle Slap
B2. Bullet Blade Knuckle Slap (Souled remix)
On the flipside, Bullet Blade Knuckle Slap takes out some tempo, but still you can expect some quality broken beats. The track also gets a house treatment by Danny’s label mates Souled.
You should be able to get yourself a copy of the Rass Out EP this week, Juno will ship it starting tomorrow.
You might have heard of this fellow already, Danny Native had a track on the Our Music Our Culture compilation, as well as some self-released EPs. Now, just as you think that this thing called broken beat is about done, Danny delivers his debut LP with 12 “brukkers” that were made for the dancefloor.
A Thousand Days of Patience starts with the heavy-weight track Tomorrow is the New Today, which you might have heard on a previous download-only EP – just this time you get additional vocals from Amalia Townsend, already famous for her collaboration with Opolopo and her own band Sekoya. There’s one other track with vocals from Aisling Stephenson, while the remaining ten tracks are spiced up with samples.
Unfortunately, I cannot provide you with a proper preview, but head over to the Coopr8 Store to listen or buy the record. There has also been the Pieces of Me mixtape from Danny which features some of the album tracks. Looks like the album is download-only, but I’m still waiting to get this confirmed!