Night Tripping [12"]
- The Menheads
- Cat. No.:
- VIE 006
- 12" Maxi-single
- Release Date:
- Mon, 29 Oct, 2001
- Breakbeat, Latin Beats
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- Deutsch | English
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- Soul Seduction
The music of The Menheads should be considered the antithesis of the Viennese electronic musical tradition as we know it. The two Viennese musicians Marcello Armetta and Michael Hirschler (see artist info) produce a masterly mix of electronic tapestries braided with fine instrumental compositions, played by a band specifically assembled for this project.
Heavily influenced by afro, funk, jazz and latin sounds whose traditional rhythms form the basis of The Menheads earthy sound, engendering tracks anchored in phat dubby beats (La Politique Parts I & II) and others with the beats to the fore (Gui Bassa Ritmo). Compositions like Barabeu stand out for their exquisite fusion of cosmic sounds laced with hints of jazz and latin. The bottom line: The Menheads deal exclusively in drop-dead groovy dance music.
A1 The Menheads — Nighttripping [8:03]
With razor sharp electronic bass straight out of a french eighties gangster flic “Night Tripper” distinguishes itself as a fast and furious, trip-funk flavoured floor delight. Crispy percussion, minimalistic wah wah riffs and deep-afro centered flute parts blend into an hypnotical and “hard to resist” floor rocker.
B1 The Menheads — 2000 Black [7:10]
Deeply funky - but yet again with a hard and slightly abstract - electronic edge, the second production arises. More hypnotical than its predecessor this “electronic break-funk dittie” matches the floor as well as the living room.
"The result is two sides of jumping breaks and jazz keys, both deep and exciting." © JOCKEY SLUT / UK, December 2001
"…abstract edged electronic breaks that you are searching for….watch out!" © DJ / UK, November 2001
"Uptempo beatsical groove with dubby overtones, bulging bass and welly in the right place." © MIXMAG / UK, January 2002