DeadEcho feat MarcAshken ‘She’s All Over Me’

DeadEcho feat MarcAshken / ‘She’s All Over Me’


Save You Records / Released December 21st 2010

We remember a time when witty vocal samples layered over serious grooves weren’t that rare. More so, the often un-connected words whispered, rhymed or spoken regularly made a tune great, and a bomb devastating.

It’s the same concept inherent in this delectable package containing a sleazy house sledgehammer and copious impressive remixes. So let’s get the story straight: MarcAshken delivers a cautionary tale of one girl who’s had far too many dancing tablets, and won’t stop badgering him. That the lyrics include the line “Get the fuck away from me” just goes to show how funny this track this, and how annoying the club minx has become.

If you’re looking for something straight up then stick to the original, which boompty-boomps along with it’s bumbling bassline, metronome hi-hats and soaring white noises. Cue the baritone voice with its diatribe of complaints and you have yourself a sure fire dancefloor success, dark enough to take things down a notch in the peak hours, while carrying itself with sufficient swagger to fit neatly behind the decks in any bar.

Jay Haze is the first to get on the rework tip, delivering his NYC Dub with Kevorkian tones abound. A little more proggy then its predecessor, this is a tougher offering, complete with a chugging Choo Choo background hook. Then Ashken himself give us something with more gangsta sentimentality about it, lunging forth with a hip shaking, head nodding bassline and little else. But really it’s the Clio and 102nd Century reworkings that steal the show for us.

The former opts to take more of an industrial route, nodding towards the likes of Education as chimes descend into distorted madness, and the vocals take on more if a sinister pitch. The kicks in turn arrive with more tribalism, while percussive patterns not a million miles from breakbeat’s yesteryear complete this sonic collage. In contrast the latter launches out of the stalls in the vein of Donnacha Costello, growing things into a tech roller that’s got one foot on the gas, and the other in the depths of basement electronica. If it’s not clear by now, what we’re basically saying is buy this release.