All Your Bass Are Belong To Us

SB 10001EP SB 10001EP

"Taking a turn to the left, Mssrs P&S head out of town to where beats are best, albeit backwards. Mining Afro-centric and South American beat traditions, combining them with contemporary studio trickery and dub stylings, our heroes end up not quite where they expected, which of course is normal. The starting point was the bass-heavy nu-sounds coming from Brazil, Argentina, and Africa, with the endpoint expected to be some new and interesting rhythmic material. The A-side starts with a remix by DRM, who typically selects a few elements from the original mix, and weaves an insistent rhythmic slice of dancefloor delicacy. He adds some extra guitar, and then as if from nowhere, some techno-y synth that should sound out-of-place, but doesn't. That is paired with a second remix, from Chancha via Circuito, who radically slows down the original, but uses most of the original elements, plus a few tricks of his own. Auditory cough syrup indeed. The B-side contains three original tracks which are very different in sound and approach. 'Ayayaya' has a long mournful intro that suddenly drops into a mutant funk bass with raucous chant provided by some Pacific Islanders, toss some drunken horn choruses on top, and there you have it. 'Last Drunk at the Party' is built on a bent Afro-funk bass, with African chanting and whistles, air horn melodies, more whistles, and then yet more whistles. 'Bahia Shuffle' takes some tuff Batacuda beats, adds oodles of dubbed out keys, and floats spoken word intros from Middle Eastern 78 recordings for extra flavor."