It’s 2012, the future has arrived! Tell your robot butler to turn down the holo-screen and fix you a saccharine pill and some Victory Gin. As 2011 crested I could feel the weariness of a year dedicated to filtering out the best from the shit puddle so I’m going to spend a greater percentage of my life in ’12 looking back, digging through the hits that’ve come before and guess what readers, I’m pulling you down the rabbit hole with me.
Aquarium Drunkard, bastion of so many things good, has been doing a bi-weekly collaboration with DJ Soft Touch called Clifton’s Corner, where this very talented gent has been dropping a king’s horde of musical gems on to the interwebs. The Mauroks, a group of GI’s whom met in Ethiopia recorded this cut “Susan” after returning from service and taking a swing at making in big in New York City. It feels like some of the latent funk that I believe lives in the soil of Ethiopia slipped in to their bloodstream and this little jam pops with a funky two-step.