Switch (2) ‎– A Bit Patchy

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"A Bit Patchy" contains a sample of "Apache" performed by The Incredible Bongo Band.

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A Bit Patchy
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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DSD005 Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(12") Dubsided DSD005 UK 2005 Sell This Version
none Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(CDr, Single, Promo) Data Records none UK 2005 Sell This Version
none Switch (2) A Bit Patchy (Eric Prydz Remix)(CDr, Promo) Data Records none UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Switch (2) A Bit Patchy (Riffs & Rays Remix)(CDr, Promo) Data Records none UK 2006 Sell This Version
VENMX 744 (N) Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(12") Vendetta Records VENMX 744 (N) Spain 2006 Sell This Version
IR0623, 984 3840 Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(12") Independance Records, Universal Licensing Music (ULM) IR0623, 984 3840 France 2006 Sell This Version
OX5187 Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(12") Oxyd Records OX5187 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
data114p1 Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(12", Promo) Data Records data114p1 UK 2006 Sell This Version
badabing 038 Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(12", Promo) Badabing badabing 038 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
DATA114T Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(12", Single) Data Records DATA114T UK 2006 Sell This Version
DATA 114 P1 Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(12", W/Lbl, Sti) Data Records DATA 114 P1 UK 2006 Sell This Version
G0100036725562 Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(5xFile, MP3, 320) Ministry Of Sound G0100036725562 UK 2006
G0100036725562 Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(5xFile, WAV) Ministry Of Sound G0100036725562 UK 2006
OX5187CD Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(CD, Maxi) Oxyd Records OX5187CD Italy 2006 Sell This Version
DATA114CDS Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(CD, Single) Data Records DATA114CDS UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(CDr, Promo) Data Records none UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(CDr, Promo) Data Records none UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(CDr, Promo) Data Records none UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(CDr, Single, Promo) Data Records none UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Switch (2) A Bit Patchy(CDr, Single, Promo) Data Records none UK Unknown Sell This Version

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justin_leslie

justin_leslie

July 9, 2020
referencing A Bit Patchy, 12", DSD005
I remember when this came out in 2005. It sounded absolutely insane. It became over-played quite quickly but I'm sure it could still be dusted off now for nostalgic purposes. The saving grace is the B side which shows Switch at his best making the most of a nice tracky groove that still sounds fresh.
jondavey

jondavey

May 6, 2019
referencing A Bit Patchy, 12", DSD005
I just can't make up my mind about this one. On some level it just seems like a complete no brainer, one of my favorite breaks made into a track ! But it's because of this that I always hesitate before actually buying it.....I've made this mistake before many times when buying something sort of bombastic like this. Their appeal is so in yer face and obvious, but can you actually say the same once you own it and have done for a while. It'll probably just end up being annoying and gathering dust, right ?.....
noveladasnove

noveladasnove

December 17, 2018
referencing A Bit Patchy, 12", DSD005
A side is massive festival tent party bomb. words.
bertrandjp90

bertrandjp90

November 3, 2015
referencing A Bit Patchy, CDr, Promo, none

Track 3 is lossy/mp3 sourced.
ledjfab

ledjfab

June 17, 2007
edited over 14 years ago
referencing A Bit Patchy, CDr, Promo, none

The indians are coming! After being a prey for it's classic rhythm loop, the famous "Apache" from Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band get his groove back. The pun regarding the title "A-BIT-PATCHY" is funny and intended as a tribute. This promo CD contains the Riff & Rays and Groovecutters versions of the title, unavailable on the commercial single.
"Da-da-day!". The original version mix up Electro and Breakbeat, bringing back the unforgettable old school rhythm loop. There is also a sound which I suspect to be taken from Stanley Kubrick's "2001" movie (opening of the pods doors). Then, the Indian/western thematic hit you: a fragmented sampling of the "Apache" theme is replayed, with a lot of echo. Amazing. Probably the best version of all. The effect is stunning.
Eric Prydz remove all the samples from his version, but is still keeping the flavour of the original. A female voice, singing what seems to be an Indian lullaby, is heard throughout the track, very electro oriented.
Riff & Rays and the Groovecutters delivers 2 different filtered House versions. Riff & Rays uses another sample of "Apache", played numerous times in the popular French TV show "Tout Le Monde En Parle". The Groovecutters also use other samples for their remix. Both tracks are constructed upon commercial standards and tested formulas, although they work very well.
All the mixes includes the "Da-da-day!" line. Is this some kind of dialect? Or just a reminder that the "day" has come?
Ever wanted to be part of a western? Here is your chance! The only one missing is John Wayne...