Sunday, 17 March 2013

Influx Datum - Back For More

Influx Datum - Back For More (Formation Records, 2002)

In yesterday's post about Total Science's 'It's Not Over' I mentioned their use of a vocal from First Choice's 'Let No Man Put Asunder', a disco classic that has been heavily sampled by house, techno and drum & bass artists over the years. First Choice, an all-female group from Philadelphia, also had a number of other disco hits in the Seventies and early Eighties such as 'The Player' which Influx Datum sample here on 'Back For More'. Influx Datum were the duo of Gavin Price and Marco Fabien and they had a number of releases between 2001 and 2003 on Formation and its sub-labels before going their separate ways with Price continuing solo as Influx UK until around 2008.

This was probably their biggest track and uses several vocal segments from 'The Player', primarily the repeated title-lending "Back For More" but also "On The Run" and and a few different "Oh Yeeaaahh"s. It has a solid two-step beat and several elements typical of the liquid funk style: a filtered house-style guitar loop, synthetic strings and a warm soulful bassline. Price has stated a love for Chicago House with influences including the likes of Fingers Inc, Farley Jackmaster Funk and Frankie Bones and this really shines through in the production on this feel good tune which has me yearning for hot summer days.

It is available to purchase digitally over at Drum&BassArena on their Summer Selection compilation. You can also hear it in the mix below by Utah Jazz for Fabriclive, which also opens with Fingers Inc.

Utah Jazz – FABRICLIVE x Bukem in Session Mix by Ltj Bukem on Mixcloud

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