Archive for June, 2011
I started to recognize a sound today when listening to MattM’s mix which includes Thundercat’s first single, “(Thunder) For Love I Come”. With a little thought, it reminded me of MF Doom’s “I Hear Voices”. And with a little internet research (thanks Who Sampled Who), I learned that the original to both was George Duke’s “For Love (I Come Your Friend)”.
Each artist brought a lot to the table with their songs. Of course the greatest contribution comes from the legendary George Duke, but Doom’s rapid fire flow and subtle extension of the loop have made “I Hear Voices” one of my favorite tracks from him (The LIVE version is the best of the many available versions). Now Thundercat has taken the source material and worked it into a more pensive, moody track as opposed to Duke’s original funk rock. “Thunder For Love I Come” and “Daylight” have made Thundercat’s upcoming release eagerly anticipated.
A great quick mix using You Tube as my jukebox!