B. Nathan Fake’s Night In Mix
Do you ever wonder what goes through the mind of a dj? What’s he thinking? What drives him to play a certain sound? And why do they always like to fvck around with your mind? For Steve Lawler, it’s been his passion of underground dance music - playing in front of people, making them dance, making them embrace one another, and making them understand that even the most tribal of sounds can make you lose your feet on the floor. He just lets the sweat and sexual energy speak through the dark drums in his latest single “Out at Night.”
Steve’s “Original Mix” is deep tribal house, just the way you want it. It’s a peak-hour track that never drives itself off course. With tough drums cementing the pace comes the soundscape of warning sirens just for the added fear of the inevitable. You can sense something’s coming, something’s building, and it’s coming straight for you. It’s dark, dirty, with a sight tease of electro for good measure. As the breakdown ensures, it introducing the main melody as it collides within itself and breaks free into burning rhythms to finish the track off.
It’s all about technique with Nathan Fake’s mix. Wanting to stay in for the night, Nathan overdubs the original with fake-style marching. It’s like being the Mad Hatter, but without the drugs. Melodies cut up to click with a peaking snare that crashes in along with acid licks that doesn’t let go. Along comes the glitchy percussion that fires off an inferno of delayed out melodies from a mind that’s argent and cool all at the same time. It’s amazing to hear how groovy this sounds. Nathan just soaks you in acid; you don’t know if you should shake that booty or go completely ape. He certainly establishes a unique ride that’s floor-filling gooeygoodness, but evil too.
I love it! The Original is brooding with liquid grooves and Nathan’s remix is a tech-monster. We all want a good night out and Steve just helped us get one even closer.
Tue / 5 Oct 2004