Curtis Mayfield was among the first of a new wave of mainstream black R&B performing artists and composers injecting social commentary into their work. This “message music” became extremely popular during the 1960s and 1970s.
Mayfield taught himself how to play guitar, tuning it to the black keys of the piano, giving the guitar an open F-sharp tuning that he used throughout his career. He primarily sang in falsetto register, adding another flavour to his music. His guitar playing, singing, and socially aware song-writing influenced a range of artists, including Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Tracy Chapman, Sly Stone, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Sinead O’Connor.
Pusherman! I started working on this remix quite a while ago and had it laying around for a few months, focusing on real releases and own productions.
But somehow I kept stumblin over the demo I had saved in a demo folder, so I finally said, “alright, I’m going to finish it”.. And that’s what I did, a nice crossover between Tech House and Nu-Disco. 126 BPM that’ll make it hard for you to stand still.
Fun fact, which some of you might have noticed, the synthie/e-guitar alike sound in the break is made of vocals.
The Edit will be available as free download, enjoy!