Buscrates16-Bit Ensemble - "Cut Out The Lights" [Funkee Drummer]

Buscrates 16-Bit Ensemble - "Cut Out The Lights" [Funkee Drummer]

by Okayplayer
July 19, 2013 7:35 PM


Buscrates 16-Bit Ensemble presents “Cut Out The Lights” [Funkee Drummer] – a super cool flip of James Brown‘s ever-popular break riddled classic “The Funky Drummer.” Buscrates delivers the ultra mellow vibe of this rework with seamlessly smooth chords and splashes of synths that combine to create a melodic foundation built to compliment the familiar elements of a time-honored drum break from The Godfather Of Soul. Somehow Buscrates still manages to remain unflinchingly present across the track; not every producer can resist allowing their own voice to get lost inside the suffocatingly dope sound of a James Brown sample. Following Tall Black Guy‘s recent JB reworks, it seems Buscrates and a few other producers may be challenging their peers to think outside of the boom-bap box when it comes to sampling James Brown’s catalog. You be the judge. Take a listen to “Cut Out The Lights” [Funkee Drummer] below. Stay woke for more heat from Buscrates.

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