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DeadbeatsFunky For You

Label:20:20 D Vision – VISD001
Format:
Vinyl, 12"
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic
Style:Downtempo

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A1Funky For You (Spacehopper Mix)
RemixSpacehopper
A2Funky For You (Nails Goldfish Mix)
RemixNail*
B1Funky For You (2020 Dead Dubeats)
Remix20:20 Vision
Remix [Credited To]Ralph Lawson + Carl Finlow*
B2Cutee
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Funky For You (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, White Label)20:20 D VisionVISD001UK1998

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  • jimthing's avatar
    jimthing
    Edited 16 years ago
    I personally found this tune after picking-up the "Rae & Christian - Blazing The Crop" DJ mix CD many a year ago now.
    Obviously the way they put the Spacehopper version into their mix was part of the reason for me to catch-on to its rather expansive qualities, but put in any setting it should work well, me thinks.
    Could it be the BPM or the slight changing of the parts, perhaps, but mainly it has a funkiness all of its own, that reminds me of the heady days of trip-hop.
    Ah, memories memories...

    (...now I just have to find myself another copy, as my one clicks & hisses all the way through!)
    • dj.paws's avatar
      dj.paws
      Edited 18 years ago
      Featuring a blend of chilled out drum and bass and hip-hop, the Deadbeats offer up one of their most pleasing numbers with "Funky for You"..

      Hovering around 95bpm, this track's beat has the infectious high-hats, snare, and bass that innitially drew me into this genre. The Spacehopper mix focuses almost exclusively on these aspects, though does not wear them out. In fact, it's a six and a half minute track that I'm very content to listen to on repeat, as the drops and phrase changes, slight as they may be, keep it fresh and funky.

      "Nail's Goldfish Mix" of Funky for You offers more in the way of loops and phrase changes and is accordingly my favorite on the 12". The original beat from the Spacehopper mix is, here, chopped, built upon, and mutated into less of a static beat. The added motion does it well. The phased guitar chords also make a second appearence, here, accompanied now by a softly played piano and a rehashed, intermittent bassline creating a pleasently fresh atmosphere. In fact, these two mixes of the same song could easily follow one another in a set, directly or otherwise, and would scarcely seem to be the same six minutes as before.

      On the B Side, we find two tracks that seem to represent the other side of the Deadbeats work, for me. That is to say, they are mostly bland when compared to the A-side. They don't seek to break any new ground and don't manage to do it in an interesting manner.

      But, for me, this seems to be the essence of the Deadbeats. Fantastic hit or miss group, but with Funky for You, they do just what the vocal sample says..they take a little beat, somethin' simple, and make it real funky for you.

      If you can find it for under $25, I'd kick you for not buying it.

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