Smoove 'Take It Easy' (Resense)
5th March 2021
'Take It Easy' / 'Take It Easy (dub)'
The powerhouse that is Smoove has turned his gaze towards Astrud Gilberto's version the Jorge Ben über classic 'Take It Easy My Brother Charlie' and reworked it into a beats version. Some might say it's sacrilege to mess with such a classic, but it's done before with a number of Drum & Bass versions out there, Drumagick for example. The rhythm structure of the original does lend itself to D&B maybe a little better than beats for remix purposes, but Smoove manages to tie it down sweetly with a few slick breakdowns. The flip features a dub which at the time of writing is unavailable to listen to, oi, Smoove.... (I'll edit the review if I can grab a listen!)
So maybe not for hardcore fans of Brazilian music and Latin freaks, but for DJs that meander through various styles with an emphasis on beats, this is a tidy edit that will surely please a party crowd dancefloor. Only 150 copies on the Bandcamp page with no repress, act now if this is your bag.