There have been some solid all Australian releases of late, by artists such as Scrambler Vs BG and Hamish, and the latest to terrorise the airwaves is by new man on the scene, Cam Farrar, and his debut track, 'Wasted'. Big things are expected from this release, and here is why.
Firstly on the a-side is the 16th Element Dub. The production gets going from the word go as a strong kick and drums intertwine with an electro baseline. A bouncing baseline soon helps thing progress as do the sounds and effects that intensify with progression of the track. The electro baseline calms down and then returns to action with a pick up in momentum as well as a good combination with the vocal samples. The track breaks down, using the sound effects to good measure, and then reintroduces the main electro baseline with a change in direction. The track is definitely in peak time mode here and is bound to do some serious damage on the dancefloors!
After this on the a-side is the Accapella. An opportunity for the DJ’s to put the ‘Wasted’ vocals to good use.
On the flip is firstly the Overdrive 12 mix. A strong kick drum joins together with the main electro baseline early on. Unlike the 16th element dub, this mix elects to use the baseline with all note changes from the word go. The vocals are used to full effect in this mix and the track maintains a solid flow throughout, with some clever slow down effects used to good measure. This mix clearly doesn’t build like the mix on the flip, rather is goes all guns blazing from the word go. Use with caution!
After this is the Albert Wilson Dub. This mix elects not to use the main baseline, but rather travels into dark city with a deep and dark baseline. The vocals are cut up while the drums and baseline do the damage underneath. The production also features some quirky sound effects that are scattered throughout, giving the track on a whole a different outlook then the other mixes. A quality remix to conclude the package.
It's already made its impact on the Dance Charts of Australia, and it's clear to see why. A good solid release by Cam Farrar.
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