Monday, 8 July 2013

Ray Keith - Something Out There (Samba Remix)

Ray Keith - Something Out There (Ray Keith Samba Remix) (U.F.O., 2000)

Even before Patife, Marky and co. became well known faces on this side of the Atlantic the influence of Brazilian drum & bass on UK producers was evident, enhancing even darker cuts such as this one. It features the vocals of Lea who worked on several tracks with Ray Keith around this time:

"Can you feel the rhythm I'm saying
There's something out there, I'm saying
Oh baby baby baby oooh"

The original mix featured on his Contact LP the year before and Keith doesn't stray too far from it, adding a samba rhythm during an extended intro with vibrato keys before the drop brings in an evil Reese bassline over the Tramen break to bring dancefloor carnage. It was one of four remixes on a double 12" package with the other mixes coming from Dillinja, Bad Company and Twisted Anger but despite the strong competition this one is my favourite.

The original, Bad Company and Twisted Anger remixes are available on Vintage Dread II while more recently the track has been tackled by Bladerunner. DJ Patife closed his Sounds of Drum'n'Bass mix album from 1999 with the Samba Remix which you can listen to below:

DJ Patife - Sounds of Drum'n'Bass by John_Omally on Mixcloud

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