A new project between two DJs and producers with tons of party-rocking experience between them, Pale the Kid might have given their debut release a wacky name but rest assured, it’s a winning slice of breakbeat action with some killer remixes included. Kid Stretch has form as a World DMC entrant while Pale Penguin has played alongside just about everyone, from Felix Da Housecat to Luke Slater. Together they’ve hatched a tech/breaks production partnership that sounds like they could be getting even more attention around the world.
Their original mix of “The Doll…” comes in hard and heavy on the beats and bass, but also adds some cool brass riffs that get filtered up for maximum hands-in-the-air effect. Plenty of vocal samples are layered into the mix too for an all round party vibe. The Rory Hoy vs Lebrosk mix takes it even further, adding old-school cuts and scratches and even the Apache beat for a sound that reminds of classic 90’s big beat. As a pleasing contrast though, the Timewarp Inc mix gives the tune some lovely disco action, stripping layers down to a Chic-like bass line and retro synth stabs, whilst still keeping the drums heavy enough to play as part of a breaks set.
Quincy Joints (one half of German outfit Geriba) also adds some funky fun thanks to some sharp guitar licks, as well as building in a French Kiss-style orgasm break midway through! Check out the way he builds it up, it’s pretty explosive stuff.
Review: Oliver Keens