Arguably the record which single handedly brought mass attention to the record label ‘Get Physical’, M.A.N.D.Y. vs Booka Shade - ‘Body Language’ was a summer sensation back in 2005, and was even crowned ‘Ibiza Song of the Season’ at the 20th annual DJ Awards that year. In fact it turned out to be a very good year indeed for Get Physical, becoming the best selling label across all genres on Beatport at the time; a worthy winner of DJ Magazine’s ‘Label Of The Year’ award.

Founded just 3 years earlier as a joint venture between Patrick Bodmer & Philipp Jung (M.A.N.D.Y.), Walter Merziger, Arno Kammermeier & Peter Hayo (Booka Shade) and Thomas Koch (DJ T) with the powerhouse of modern electronic music Berlin as their base.

Body Language received a couple of post-release remixes, and in 2007 was sampled by Will.I.Am for ‘Get Your Money’ - it was actually released as a single, but it’s hardly the most memorable reworking of the instrumental into a vocal, that prize goes to Jax Jones - You Don't Know Me ft. RAYE from 2016. Infinitely more catchy, it was well received and saw chart success across many parts of europe, making it inside the top 5 in several countries.

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How to make the bass, organ and steel drum sounds from Flume & Chet Faker 'Drop The Game' in DRC...

Published on 13 Jun 2019

The secret behind every great double act is the way in which the two component parts work together, with successful compatibility achieved from either similarity or difference. Scottish duo The Proclaimers for example, have the biological advantage when it comes to similarity as they are twin brothers, so it’s no surprise their voices are homogeneously harmonious.There are far more examples of the second kind of partnerships though, where the contrast of the pair’s opposing attributes/flavours/tropes delivers a satisfying result. With our narrative established, let’s now look at how it applies to Austrailian collaborators Flume and Chet Faker, and their track ‘Drop The Game’.Harley Streten (Flume) and Nick Murphy (Chet Faker) first worked together in 2012 on ‘Left Alone’, a track from Flume’s self-titled debut album, before teaming up again in 2013 for the EP ‘Lockjaw’, which included ‘Drop The Game’. It’s easy to be swept away by Chet Faker’s soulful wandering vocals, just like the artist his pun-pleasing stage name pays homage to; jazz trumpeter Chet Baker. However, keeping things in line is Flume’s tight production, with punchy beats rhythmically slicing the mix into beat sized ear-fulls.Stripped back sections where your mind can float off into a daydream, are followed by a soberingly swift return back to earth, when the gravity of the percussive elements kicks back in. The catchy melody is punctuated with little rests, repetition keeps things moving but with a reluctant dragging of the heels.It’s another triple threat tutorial as we show you how to make the bass, organ and steel drum sounds for yourself with DRC.Click here to download the Ableton project fileWe’re dropping knowledge,Team Imaginando...