After dropping his Australian only debut album We Came To Party, Malente has returned to reclaim his crown as the king of party beats and breaks with his new remix project, Rip It Up. The Malente sound can be described as a combination of hip hop, funk, disco, electro and ethnic elements as can be heard on his classic hits like “We Came To Party”, “The Fever”, “Funk The Rich” and others and he’s invited artists of similar calibre to present their interpretations of his tunes.
UK producer Dr. Rubberfunk introduces an funky Indian sitar melody to I Sell Marihuana with a classic Hammond sample and wicked drum fills used for good measure. A Malente remix album would certainly be incomplete without a remix of his most popular tune We Came To Party. Killergroove take the original latin funker and tone it down into an electro groover with a b-boy electro breakbeat, while keeping the vocal samples intact and adding more scratches and old skool hip hop samples to the recipe.
Getting Boca 45 to remix The Fever transforms the original electro disco number into a highly sampladelic b-boy funker which thankfully keeps the wicked bassline and disco guitar licks and sees Boca 45 add in old skool hip hop samples and percussive b-boy breaks. Catskills records artist Bushy turns out a quirky futuristic disco remix of Till I Die and Lab-Rok label owner Cedric Benoit whips out an energetic b-boy breaks remix of Don’t Stop featuring a dirty bassline, percussive latin beats and 70 style funk horn stabs.
Rip It Up isn’t just about remixes though, there are also new Malente tunes such as the synth heavy and horn laden Dancefloor Whore and Rock Der Haus which makes good use of a percussive b-boy beat and a funky bass line
If there’s one thing to be said about Malente’s productions is that they’re always fun to listen to and certainly bring energy to the dancefloor. The remixers chosen for Rip It Up add their own distinct flavours to the original recipes yet still maintain the essence of each tune.
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