Mixtape #2: Europe
Nike Sportswear x The FADER’s Pitch Perfect Mixtape #2: Europe by Sinden
There are 47 countries in Europe—almost as many individual nations as there are states in the United States. It’s an imaginary umbrella covering a disparate continent. What’s the same about Galicia and Amsterdam? Prague and Oslo? Europe has mountain ranges and crazy beaches, consistent sun and perpetual fog. And while it may have a long entangled history, a plethora of exports, specialties and pastimes, what it is now known for is a ravenous appetite for dance music. Every corner of Europe has its own breed of bass, its specific sliver of drum love—there is hardly a nook without its own signature beat. For our Pitch Perfect Europe mixtape, British selector and producer Sinden takes a survey of what’s newest and greatest, with a slant on Europe’s beloved house music. It may only represent a fraction of the continent’s offerings, but wherever you live, we promise it sounds extra fresh.
Sinden & WAFA, “Afrodizzier” (United Kingdom)
Gregor Salto & Mokoomba, “Messe Messe (Afro Dub)” (Netherlands)
Bok Bok, “Dance Report” (United Kingdom)
Canblaster, “No 23″ (France)
Bambounou, “Nappyhead” (France)
Jamtech Foundation, “Too Fast (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)” (Sweden)
While time signatures usually have no particular connotation as time signatures, experience shows that certain signatures are associated with certain tempi and particular musical forms. We give a summary below.