My first memory of Dope Ride is when Charles played it for me when it was 90% done. My second memory of Dope Ride is when he finished it and played it for me – at this point I literally begged and pleaded for him to sign it to Pacific Front. I don’t think the begging or pleading was necessary but this track is that damn good. My third memory of Dope Ride was cruising around in Miami during WMC with Krishen last year, blasting it out of the car and grinning at everyone. That was pretty awesome, I’m not going to lie. My fourth memory of Dope Ride was Charles playing it live at VEMF 2006 at the Jungle Room. Mass destroyage, people, maaaass destroyage. My fifth memory of Dope Ride was the reviews that came into Pacific Front for it. This is a huge track, and it’s been coupled with another original c79 track that will flip you on your side – Dollface. Justin (Formulate) did a remix of it that we started our VEMF 2006 set with, and myself and Anand did a breakbeat remix under our Tiebreaker guise, named after the van our parents own, The Green Machine. In the photo you can see the Green Machine Mark II, which is not a van, but is still green and still a machine. I took the photo up on Triangle Mountain late at night. I have no idea whose house that is but it looks creepy as can be in this time exposure. Even with the effects off it still looks creepy, maybe creepier because it appears that much more real. Anyway it’s real and so is this release, and so are you.
- c79 – Dope Ride (Original mix)
- c79 – Dope Ride (Tiebreaker’s Green Machine remix)
- c79 – Dope Ride (Formulate remix)
- c79 – Dollface (Original mix)
Nice, I really like the build up in your remix. I wish Beatport’s sample audio had a bit more of the actual main beat though, so I could decide if it’s something I can mix in with my style of house or not.
Heyas Graham – I understand you’re on the electro-house tip a bit these days so I’d recommend the Formulate remix as it would peak out a set really well.
Yah I was listening to that mix. It’s nice. I wouldn’t mind getting a few more electro songs to mix in with my usual flavour, so I may just pick that up. Still curious about the main beat for your new mix though.
The main beat for my new mix?
The bassline, the general beat of the song. The preview on beatport only has the build up and then like 1 second of beats, so it’s hard to know how the meat of the song sounds.
Ah, as in the Tiebreaker remix. It’s breakbeat with a lot of high hat tom-foolery and some wompy bassline action.
Cool, I’ll have to have a listen to it at your place sometime. BTW, I figured out why I can’t find this blog post on your site anymore… it says it was posted on Feb 22. That must be wrong?
Sounds good. The reason why this says Feb 22 is because that is the release date on this EP. I backdated all of the productions to match when they came out in the stores.
Dope Ride is dope!!! I think it could use more cowbell though.. 😉
my memory of it was having davin show it to me in his studio ! good times
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