Have you ever sat about playing 'Producer Top Trumps' and wondered what a particular studio combination would sound like? Well, here at 8 Sided Dice we don't like to waste our days wondering. We want to find out the facts. Consequently, when we dreamed up the idea of Alan Fitzpatrick going head-to-head in the studio with Cari Lekebusch we immediately packed Alan on a plane to Stockholm and told him to not come home until the matter was settled.
The result was 'First Times'. Unsurprisingly for a Fitzpatrick / Lekebusch production certain elements take care of themselves. Resounding beats, precisely crafted rhythms and a groove that will make the room move, never mind the people in it, are all supplied as standard but it is the giant-sized melodic moments where the pairs skills intertwine to give the most exciting results.
For the b-side, remix duties were handed over to 8 Sided Dice crew members, Rich Jones and Chris Colburn; who formed their own collaborative partnership to give 'First Times' a good old shake about to see where the pieces fell. The rearrangement moves the original into darker territory, toughening up the groove with metallic, choppy beats and freaking out the harmonic elements with off-kilter reverbs and echo effects.
ESD034 - Alan Fitzpatrick and Cari Lekebusch - First Times by Cari Lekebusch
Released Aug 01 - 2011