Slackk takes on David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto with ‘Bamboo Houses’ edit

By , Apr 15 2013

Bamboo you.

Snatched from David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto’s early 1982 collaboration Bamboo Music/Bamboo Houses, the duo’s original track is a masterclass in synthesized restraint, with spine-chilling Eastern melodies sitting comfortably over Sylvian’s post-Japan electronic beats. For the edit, grime obsessive Slackk has added a subtle slippery near 2-step beat, no doubt making the track a hundred percent more playable in a set. It doesn’t stray far from the Sylvian/Sakamoto original but it doesn’t have to, and it’s a timely reminder of just how crushing those tracks still are.

Check the edit below, and for reference, take a listen to the original below that.

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