Gong meditations, Latin freestyle reinterpretations, a Gwen Stefani vocal edit and plenty more…
Charles Drakeford’s FTD imprint has always been idiosyncratic in its curation, and following a fairly slow 2017, they have assembled a special and typically unconventional compilation to download for free. There’s plenty to enjoy inside, complete with Reckonwrong‘s “festive noodle version” of ‘Pey Woman’, live jams from Bandshell, a recorded DJML set, a meditative gong composition from Georgia and a Niagara-developed video game where you’re eligible for a free track if you can provide a screenshot after scoring 25 points.
Here’s what he had to say about the edit:
“The most fun I ever had making a track was this one with Samo. It came out almost 2 years ago on Public Possession. I recently stumbled on a remix online where a Aaron Richter threw the original Gwen Stefani vocals back into our version. I really dug it but didn’t really like the singing bits as there was a bit of a key clash. So here is my take on it free 4 you all. A remix of a remix of a remix. Njoy!”
Berlin-based artist dane//close first showed up on our radar drawing from a motley crew of oddball styles for a mini-LP on Melbourne’s Power Station label. Here he is on the cut and paste with an edit of a Latin freestyle cover of ‘Wild Thing’ by The Troggs, courtesy of Pretty Tony.