Thursday, April 4, 2013

DJ Sprinkles - Grand Central, Pt. I

Man, what I wouldn't do to have a pet owl. I'd pay damn good money for a pet owl. Someday.

Just trying to get back into the groove. It's been a minute.

DJ Sprinkles. I really enjoy her stuff. I was reading an interview with her today and I learned a couple of things. One, he doesn't subscribe to either gender but we are going to use the feminine here to avoid confusion. Second, he rarely does any mixing when he plays live, which I appreciate.

I re-listened to his album Midtown 120 Blues several times today and I was struck by how amazing the last third of the album is. I always really enjoyed the album but today I found myself being most interested in the last 4-5 tracks.

There is this amazing feeling of space in that part of the album. Thin snare pops and deep bass rumbles create these sound textures that open and close as if you leave one room and enter into another all within one track. Streams grow and grow and then collapse in on themselves but in a beautiful way that is just pleasing to the ears.

There is nothing rushed or forced about these tracks which makes them so enjoyable.

I'm not going to pretend to know what sort of comment this album or track is making about House music or Deep House but I know what I like.

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