This is a mix of Groove Armada’s “I See You Baby” from their 1999 album Vertigo. The hedonistic phrase “Shakin That Ass” is still notable and primitively amusing. My mixes from this period are hopelessly unapologetic electro trance each using similar motifs and samples. The energy accompanied a mania I experienced for months.
Much of the drum and bass material are derived from a distinctive tribal bunny hop heard in a piece of music known as The Lost Musicians Mix Magic by the American composer Harry Partch. Partch is heard at the beginning of this mix describing his instrument The Boo, or bamboo marimba. The players must always present “Pictures of athletic grace.”
Additional material is recorded from various a capella disco era vocal tracks from the Goodwill store on Sebastopol Road and Stony Point near the Joe Rodota trail. As expected, the content applies to both the shaking activity and the location related to the ass. There is a good amount of pumping up and down, along with considerable shimmying, and activity that evidently makes one’s jimmy grow.
The Ableton Live patches contain rhythmic groupings which are created not from randomized material, but from alternating semiquavers and triplets controlled by synchronized square waves so it’s not random at all but contains distantly repeating patterns sometimes lasting over 64 measures (as though that makes any sense to anyone, right?). I’ll put an example patch below.
Example patch for Ableton Live 10 OSX, ZIP compression: Example Patch
Photo of Boo by Seth Tisue [CC BY-SA 2.0]