HUNDRED STRONG / AMP FIDDLER / DUFFSTEP

New music from Hundred Strong with Amp Fiddler who produce a soulful technoish original. Quite nice. The real revelation is the Duffstep remix. Described by the record company as dubstep but by Duffstep himself as Lushstep, which is much more accurate. There’s also a Duffstep original to download.

Never heard of Hundred Strong. But the PR blurb says: Accompanying Hundred Strong’s new album, ‘Stylin’ Free’, is this astonishing Amp Fiddler EP. The multi-layered EP includes the album title track ‘Stylin’ Free’ with a bass remix from Duffstep, who has emerged charmingly onto the UK scene this year. His 2-step take on ‘Stylin’ Free’ manages to nourish Amp Fiddler’s soulful vocals whilst creating his own recognisable soulful sound, the two complimenting each other perfectly. Also featuring on the Amp Fiddler EP is Andreas Saag’s with three spectacular house remixes of Hundred Strong’s ‘Time’.

The Andreas Saag’s remixes are pretty good soulful house tunes but retain too much female soul vocal which I can’t abide. Almost wanders into Acid Jazz territory. And that wouldn’t do. The Duffstep mix takes its time to get going with chiming chords, gradually escalating the sense of anticipation. It sets a sad tone with its “Baby, I’m on my own” sample. It eventually lets go with gentle piano and strong bass. Lush indeed.

Hundred Strong – Stylin Free Ft Amp Fiddler (Duffstep Remix)

Buy: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/amp-fiddler-ep/id417947306

And as a bonus, a Duffstep original to download.

Dufstep – Over

~ by acidted on February 17, 2011.

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