Hey, guys! I'm back! :D This week is all about drum and bass. I haven't done a drum and bass week in awhile, so this is long overdue! I'm starting the week off strong with a fantastic tune from Buscemi. I've been enamored with Dirk Swartenbroekx's music since the "Camino Real" album (2003). When I think of Buscemi, I think chill out and bossa, not drum and bass. Hehe. So, this track is a real treat. It's from the "Mocha Supremo" LP (1998), an eclectic mix of house, downtempo and drum and bass.
Originally from Belgium, Swartenbroekx has been active in the music scene since 1996 and as you can imagine, his musical style is pretty much all over the place. He's a master of house music and a host of other genres. Swartenbroekx's debut album, Mocha Supremo, for example, expertly combined three genres that you wouldn't normally expect to find in a single album.
Swartenbroekx's latest releases consist of an album and a single from 2012. The album, "Nite People," is what I consider to be the Buscemi of yore that I fell in love with. It's a mix of future jazz, downtempo and swing. You can listen to Track 7 from the Nite People album below. It's exquisite.
His 2012 single, "It Aint Right No No / Blame It On the Bossa Boogie" is straight up swing/jazz. Check out Side A below. It's bad ass jump up and jive goodness. See? Swartenbroekx is multi-talented. :D
I can't wait to see what Swartenbroekx comes up with next. :D I hope you enjoy these tunes! I've got lots of choice drum and bass tracks queued up for the rest of the week, so be sure to come on back!