Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Falty DL - Hip Love

Falty DL
"Hip Love"
Ramp Records Feb 2011

Originally Published on 7digital.com

What could be more tempting than a slice of future garage from one of New York's finest beat-makers? Well, how about a remix by one half of Mercury Prize winners, The xx, too?
‘Hip Love’ bears all the hallmarks of a classic Falty tune – heavily-sliced and shuffled two-step beats, brass jazz chord stabs and soulful vocal fragments, all coloured with dirty-sounding synths. It’s reminiscent of Mo' Wax or trip-hop yet the rhythms fuse the swing and tempo of UK garage with the breakbeat science of jungle. Jamie xx does a good job on the flip too, keeping the human feel of the original whilst swapping Falty’s erratic beats for a sparser, almost four-to-the-floor beat, and shifting the focus from the vocals to that satisfyingly bouncy bassline.


  1. Falty DL - Hip Love

  2. Falty DL - Hip Love (Jamie XX remix)

1 comment:

a Swede in Sudan said...

Mate! Just letting you know that I read your blog all the way in Sudan- got to keep up with the kids somehow! Am going to be so out of touch when I return- probs needs a Will crash course, miss you mate, Feef xx