With 2017 coming to a close, and absolute heat like Fewnolder and Aquecoucou burning up floors and headphones across Europe, rising Parisian producer and label owner Pierre Moritz has a few tricks up his sleeve on the latest release on Copie Blanche; a two-sider featuring local favorites Rochenoire and Armless Kid (soundcloud). Today’s feature is the B2 by Armless Kid, Peter Tosh.
An accomplished selector with mixes under his belt for RinseFM and Defected, Armless Kid takes a very effective stab at low swung disco, replete with diva coos, sultry basslines, and a percussive gallop that really locks. The main energy of the track is laid down early by some extended samples of the song’s namesake; a member of Bob Marley’s original Wailers, Peter Tosh was an accomplished reggae artist and activist. Armless Kid makes clean work of Tosh’s gravely tone and jamaican cadence to add real weight to the overall track, helping to showcase and outline some pleasant contrasts between the sentiments expressed vocally and the musical feel by which it is accompanied. Peter Tosh may have spent his years making music at a significantly lower tempo; that being said, with the help of Armless Kid’s flawless editing and taste, he might’ve had a promising career in house.