Posted by: Cor
Hey, remember Propellerheads? Their 1997 album ‘Decksanddrumsandrockandroll’ was, for my money, the greatest breaks album ever to grace my ears*. Start to finish, the album is fun, funky and has a ton of variety. After achieving such critical and commercial success, they followed this amazing debut with… nothing at all. Despite the occasional rumor of the duo** heading back to the studio, it’s been 13 long years and nothing has materialized. At least one member has moved on to other projects. I’ve given up hope.
However, for those of us that remember the album fondly, we have a special treat today. Beatery favorite Elite Force recently remixed the breaks classic Take California for his album ‘Revamped’, a full set of remixes of classic breakbeat tracks. The update beefs-up the beat for the modern breaks era and after paying homage to the original in the first half, takes the track in a tech-funk direction for its finish. Personally, while I certainly appreciate revisiting this fantastic song, I just don’t think the remix can compete with the original. I’m posting both. What do you think of the new version?
Propellerheads - Take California
Revamped is available for download on Amazon HERE. Longtime fans of the breaks genre should definitely check it out.
*With the possible exception of Plump DJ’s ‘A Plump Night Out’.
** Looking appropriately guilt-ridden in the photo above.