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David Last

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David Last’s tracks often combine dancefloor energy with the deeper-leaning funk of dancehall, dub, latin music and hip hop. All this stuff is probably present in one way or another in his tracks, but it’s still something new. A new foodgroup… too simple to call it dancefloor dub, or field funk, or maximal tech(no!)… it’s purely his own style, instantly recognizable. He has become known internationally for his soundcraft and deeply funky rhythmic sense, which may be a result of having played drums with NYC bands.

The music employs a wide range of clipped and manipulated sounds, placed with the precision of a sharp shooter. Shades of tone and texture create an emotional reaction to the sound of the music, while a heavy emphasis on rhythmic ebb and flow does the dirty work of getting hips bumping. At parties he blows up the joynt with a set consisting of his own unique style of dancefloor rockers, sometimes including a-capella vocals from reggae or hip hop. Given his syncopated rhythmic leanings, the combination sounds natural, never ironic. Crowds respond with screams and sweat. Note the same “f@ck-all let’s rock it any old way that feels good” attitude that prevailed back in 70s and 80s NYC; when disco, hip hop, punk rock, and pop music could be found freely intermixing without shame. An offbeat sense of humor is also present, keeping it surprising and uplifting.

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  • koyukon

    his remix of Kammerflimmer Kollektief's track 'Matt' is just awesome

    19 Sep 2010 Reply
  • 02me

    I like the "busty minimalism" but what really makes it nice for me is the sample selection. It's not too smooth or nondescript, the samples all have a little funk and life. The push pull is the best example, IMO.

    24 Jul 2009 Reply
  • vuzh

    It went 'UNK' like a thing that goes 'UNK'.

    1 Apr 2009 Reply
  • mesopystic

    wild stuff !!

    9 Nov 2008 Reply
  • skeleandmole

    and that is the conclusion to secret societies it like a water bed

    23 Sep 2008 Reply
  • atoga

    buzzin

    13 Jun 2008 Reply
  • limeyfish

    LOVE the push pull.

    7 Jan 2008 Reply
  • RudiMoser

    when i came here - it was empty again ;>

    5 Jun 2007 Reply

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