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You know when people say “there is a candy in store for you?” meaning you have been missing out on something great and you are in for a treat. Via the play-list of DJBone on RA, I discovered the work of Ronnie Foster. Canadian born, living in Japan, musical drums genius.
Immediate like for me, on first ear. Heavy drums. Strong Detroit sound, hi-hat patterns (!). Then melody on drums and synth. Yes. It is a good energy head sound.
So it is natural that it would mix well with some deep house. Although one can hardly call Aril Brikha deep house. He is technically classified as Techno, but truly the drums from Foster are dominant anyway, so it is the Aril melody that comes out and that melody is house. Or at least the resulting mix is.
The mix is 20 minutes long with 3 titles from RF that stand out for me,
1- Techrider. RF
Excellent drum driven track. Plays solo in the beginning and is repeated on house.
2- The Pretender. RF
Something .... is happening. I love the original track, but here I never really play it bare. The second part of the original is something to discover a capella. It kicks in after “, on this street, in this house”. I like the bouncy energy that ensues in the original track. It is almost acapella at the end.
3- Spiriot. RF
Love this one. It plays pure. This guy is both heavy and easy. Instant classic. Drum mastah.
a. Kept within, Aril Bikhra.
b. Out of my mind.
Streetgirls feat. Meral Al-Mer, tocadisco.