Mexicans with Guns, “Restart feat. Sasha Perera (Icaros Edit)”

With video-game synthesizers crying out in arpeggiated chords and a mutated dancehall beat rattling and slicing over dubstep bass, the instrumental to “Restart” is hypnotically beautiful on its own. Of course, producer Mexicans with Guns (a.k.a. Ernest Gonzales, from San Antonio, TX) already knows that; he put a no-vocals version of the track (“Icaros”) on his Friends of Friends Vol. 3 album in 2010. The original title was a reference to the Peruvian tradition of shamanic power songs. On “Restart,” Gonzalez slows “Icaros” down slightly, the better for British-Sri Lankan singer Sasha Perera to absorb the sweet/sad electronic gurgles -- and respond with her zen-like, zoned-out vocal take that makes the music even more transporting. -- Andrew Matson

"Restart ft. Sasha Perera (MWG's Icaros Edit)" Mexicans with Guns

9 comments:

TJ said...

Anyway to possible incorporate 'preview new free music' without having to add it first?

Unknown said...

^ This.

Please.

Mike Oxbig said...

^
This, seconded.

aliki said...

Fun, thanks!

Josh said...

I just add, listen, then either keep or remove. This track, incidentally, is a KEEP.

Blackpaw said...

Meh - add it, play it, delete or keep.

tannic said...

Meh - even easier to preview.

Deoki said...

Why preview something that is free?

RussBird said...

re deoki- if i'm in the free song folder and listening on 'shuffle' (which i often do) i'd like to only hear music i like. hence, i'd prefer to preview before adding anything, whether it's free or not.

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