Geeeman, Bang’t/Fire Extinguisher

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Geeeman is one of Gerd’s newer aliases, debuting at the end of 2010 with the Rubberband2 EP, which defined the project as a tribute of sorts to mid-90s Chicagoan ghetto house. Its follow-up, Bang’t / Fire Extinguisher, is more of the same, combining a studied reverence for that era (doesn’t “Fire Extinguisher” sound exactly like a Dance Mania track title?) with a subtle emphasis on contemporary club sonics.

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That said, “Bang’t” doesn’t immediately recall that era, beginning with padded kicks and a sub-bass presence. But when things get going it unmistakably has the flavor, endlessly looping “’bout to bang it” over a sparse arrangement led by the requisite jacking claps. There are no soaring melodies or major breakdowns, just a repeating organ line and some fleeting pads at intervals. “Fire Extinguisher” is considerably rougher, as the rhythm maintains a raw, punchy presence and the bass line is simple and repetitive. The melodic detail — though it’s a stretch to call it that — is comprised of what are essentially modulating metallic tones, harkening back to Parris Mitchell and Steve Poindexter in the way they flow with Gerd’s escalating and receding drum patterns. Neither track presents anything new, but considering how poor the pressings of many of those mid-90s records sound, Bang’t / Fire Extinguisher does a solid job of recreating their crude, party-ready effectiveness for modern dance floors.

Joseph Hallam  on February 21, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Great track. I think the sample is taken from this http://www.discogs.com/DJ-T-1000-Bout-To-Bang-It-Remixes/release/201260

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