Sunday, September 08, 2013

Loop from cantaloupe

photo by The unnamed
Back in the '60s, Herbie Hancock’s “Cantaloupe island” would make everyone sway - even the non-jazzers who would finally attempt to give a real chance to something other than rock'n'roll.

About thirty years later, during the '90s, we all had our moment at some point in time with “Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)” by those weird jazz-rappers Us3, who –in case you were wondering- are still active, having a discography that expands from 1993 till 2011.

A couple of days ago, this tune vibrated my speakers once again, quite different this time, but closer to my kinda thing. Jay Loot from the Loot djs, whose parties would often find me somewhere around enjoying good music during the mid-00s (I remember I first caught Martin Brew's "Galactico" in one of their parties, having my regular stroke), had quite an inspiration on this jazzy composition and transformed it into a contemporary sound with bass that kicks ass and a beat that doesn’t let you stand still. The 1.24 in duration is kind of a turnoff I must say, but I bet there‘ll be an endless version sometime soon, that will save us from straining our index finger clicking on repeat 1000 times per minute.

While you 're hanging around on Jay Loot's soundcloud page, don't miss out on the Loot djs mixtape. Top-notch.

tracks' info: 
-Herbie Hancock - Cantaloupe island
Empyrean Isles
Blue Note Records 1964

-Us3 - Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
Hand on the torch
Blue Note Records 1993

-Jay Loot - Cantaloot Groove

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