Six Feet by Moody Allen is a lo-fi broken hiphop burner, and really is about ‘skills fusing’ to ‘make the crowd bounce’. Gritty analog Juno chords and live drums give the song a rootdown feel, while a thunderous synthbass in the second half will tear any roof down.
Remixes by Aklimatize (Amalgama), who refines the hiphop flavor with a crisp and clear production.
Kid Swing (Hipster Wonkaz, Faces records) delivers a psychedelic jazz treat that’ll send you trippin’.
Side B is the domain of DJ Honesty (Slope/Sonar Kollektiv). The man speeds up the tempo of ‘Six Feet’ quite a few notches to make it suitable for dancefloors worldwide.
With his mood mix he takes a very tasteful broken approach without loosing the gritty lo-fi-ness of the original. It’s a slow builder which seems to become more interesting with every layer added, and gets those hips shaking!
The hiphouse mix is what it is: 4/4 old skool – Turn up the Bass! With the bassline as a monstruous lead and ‘ooh, yeah’-sample , DJ Honesty takes Six Feet into the future perfect!
[fhr007] June 2005
Moody Allen – Six Feet