by Kyle Taylor |
It’s been six months since the release of Mr. Sampson‘s latest album, The Gathering Storm EP. Since then, the Philadelphia duo embarked on a northeast tour in the late spring of 2015 and soon followed with a multitude of festival appearances this summer, including Camp Bisco, Disc Jam . In an effort to keep the original production flowing, Mr. Sampson unveiled a new single, “No Good”, in the beginning of August. Now the group has a whole compilation of new material both for their live sets and your eardrums.
Exactly half a year after the original EP release, the team of Joe Haederle and Aaron Harel (together Mr. Sampson) are back with a fully re-imagined interpretation of the album, each composition twisted into an infatuating new form by a guest producer or artist. Featured on The Gathering Storm Remixes EP are fellow Philadelphia musicians Agent Zero (also a fellow Funkadelphia artist) and Aurize; fellow Funkadelphia artist Cheatcode; and Boston duo Dark City Agent.
Opening with Cheatcode’s interpretation of “The Gathering Storm”, the same future funk and hip hop sound that was so deeply embedded in the original The Gathering Storm EP is immediately felt once again. Agent Zero steps in next, dishing out an equally funky, but also delectably crunchy glitch hop infused take on “Weight of Time”. Aurize brings the first deviation from the electro soul musical perspective we’ve heard and felt so far, dipping “Mistakes” with a downtrodden simplistic beats sound, taking hip hop back to its earliest, jazz-infused years. On top of the four guest artists, Mr. Sampson themselves have remixed “Duality”, giving the track a future funk face-lift that manages to hold barely any resemblance to its original mix at all. Finally Dark City Agent closes the remix EP out with a spacey future bass take on “Moon Thinker”, adding not only their own production layers but further live instrumentation of their own, as well.
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