Thursday, January 28, 2016

Track Of The Day :: Mr Dan (feat. Guilty Simpson) - Firewater

Words: Linn Branson

When you hear a song that gets you up out of bed at 4am for a hop-bop around the room, well it must be damned good. And this new track from producer, Speedy Wunderground boss and Sexwitch member Dan Carey - Mr Dan - is that.

After becoming "obsessed" with the beats of Run The Jewels after seeing them in the US last year, and wanting to create a similar sound himself, Carey purchased a new type of MIDI sequencer called a swynx and on his return to London, holed himself up in his studio, experimenting with new sounds.

It was these sessions that arose the basis of 'Firewater', a collaboration with Detroit rapper Guilty Simpson, out on February 26 via Carey's Speedy Wunderground.

It's not long - just two-and-a-half minutes - but Carey’s ominous, swampy beat, layered with distorted synths and heavy constant drums under Simpson's vocal storytelling delivery is masterly, gritty and hypnotic.

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