Bassically Bring Sun Ra’s ‘Nuclear War’ To The Dancefloor
Bassically wires up a pulsing dancefloor rework of Sun Ra’s wry, apocalyptic 1980s anthem, “Nuclear War.” Respectful of the original, retaining its bluesy, languid frame, Bassically ups the tempo in his ‘Kick and Bass Re-rub’. Sun Ra’s jazz-punk classic confronts impending doom with tongue-in-cheek funkiness and surprising composure, which are reinforced by Bassically’s buoyant reinterpretation. Even after the end of the World, there are other worlds.
Bassically, are a live house music collective led by award winning, multi-platinum producer and composer Raz Olsher. Since the pandemic their live work has been on pause but Olsher’s re-working of the great Sun Ra classic, offers a clear example of how we great producers learn and re-visit the past to bring fresh creativity to contemporary music and dance culture.
If you aren’t yet familiar with Bassically, this is a great way to introduce yourself to their sound which crafts sophisticated techno and compulsive house music out of LIVE instrumentation. The result whether live or on this release recorded form is a dazzling cut that takes its cue from the early electronic sounds of Detroit, Berlin, and London.
Out now on Afro Zone.