Joe C – Rubber Band

New release from Joe C on Ground Level records. This is heavy breaks but with a bit of old skool funky drummer. Listen or buy. There’s also a 30 min mixtape for free download. Extra marks for using the word “juxtaposed” in the blurb.

The original mix is a bit of funky disco breaks and is a perfectly good track. But the remix by Andy McAllister is where the real action’s at. This makes confident use of the funky drummer rhythm and some early 90s synth chords to give this a wave-your-hands-in-the-air appeal and a big smile on your face. But it’s also backed by some huge bass breaks. Best bit is 2.24 when the euphoric synths come back in.

And there’s a mix for free download:

“Break It Down” Promo Mix

1. ‘Spill The ILL’ Keith Mackenzie, DJ Icey (Cups Go Up! mix)
1. ‘Rubber Band’ Joe C
2. ‘Destroy All Lines’ Andy McAllister
3. ‘Bling Bling’ DJ Fixx
4. ‘COMPNDED’ Krafty Kuts, Gordon Edge
5. ‘RikRak’ DJ Icey
6. ‘Crunk It’ Gigi Barocco (Frenzy Re-Bounce)
7. ‘Banging On Mars’ Rye Rye, MIA vs. Fake Blood (BreaksMafia, Brand X remix)

Blurb: Earlier this year we welcomed Joe C to the Ground Level family, with his debut single Skunky alongside a remix from Rebel Sketchy. The package was well received, receiving favourable reviews in both DJ and Mixmag, and both track climbing the Beatport Breaks chart. Joe’s back for his second release, Rubber Band and this time it\’s backed up with a remix from label-boss Andy McAllister. The original is a disco-funk breaks monster where Joe uses a rasping lead line to belt out the funkiest of licks, backed up by lashings of funky percussion and fat beats. On the virtual flip Andy introduces an almost euphoric chord sequence in the break, juxtaposed by a wall of bass when the beats kick back in and snippets of Joe’s funky lead line and chopped up vocals.

Released by: groundlevel
Release/catalogue number: GL048
Release date: May 25, 2012

~ by acidted on May 29, 2012.

2 Responses to “Joe C – Rubber Band”

  1. […] loved Andy McAllister’s remix of Joe C (here) for its wave-your-hands-in-the-air appeal. For his own release on Ground Level records he’s […]

  2. […] track. Fisso and Spark lighten the mood with something more synth based and epic. Joe C (previously here) takes the breaks to the rave in a new meets old concoction – Sound Off has a lithe dance floor […]

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