DJ Tennis ft. Pillowtalk - 'The Outcast'
By Stef Siepel
The Weekly Froth! A weekly take on six tracks, most of which have recently popped up somewhere in the blogosphere. Bit of a mixed bag with a slight leaning towards house, disco, and remixes, but generally just anything that for some reason tickled the writer’s fancy.
Track of the week: ‘The Outcast’ by DJ Tennis feat. Pillowtalk
I feel like I’m seeing quite a bit of “featuring Pillowtalk” recently. Now I’m aware of that, I also get quite excited when noticing it. Pillowtalk’s aesthetic, apparently, is close to mine. So if he works on it, chances are that it has the kind of sound I like. This one, too, is very nice indeed. It’s got some nice, light keys which are contrasted by a deep bass sound. After two minutes the vocals come in, which are lovely. I also really like that these vocals get the room to breathe. They are way out in front, with just some minor sounds in the background to throb it forward. Even when the heavy handed bass comes in it seems that these, by comparison, light vocals weave through it perfectly so the vocals and the bass don’t get in each others way. If I have to complain about something (and bitch I shall) is that the vocals sometimes kind of stop, and it goes on instrumentally for a prolonged period again. Now, that isn’t bad, but it is kind of abrupt. From the delivery, you wouldn’t assume a prolonged instrumental period would be coming. Aside from that minor (minor) point, just a really lovely song this. It’s going to be out on Kompakt in September. … Continue Reading