Iamalex – ‘You Wasn’t Silly’

This week’s track of the week comes from the Copenhagen-based producer iamalex. His latest release providing a good slab of groove to glide us into the weekend.

The intro samples the words of The Doors’ frontman Jim Morrison, from an interview with Rolling Stone in 1969. The interview is credited with Morrison predicting the emergence of electronic dance music. He says, “…it might rely heavily on electronics, tapes. I can kind of envision one person with a lot of machines, tapes and electronics set up singing or speaking and using machines.”

The irony of his sampling plays out beautifully as iamalex gives Valerie Simpson’s 1972 soul hit ‘Silly Wasn’t I’ the rework it deserves. He’s following in the footsteps of the likes of 50 cent who has previously sampled this gem. The bassy synth and snare-infused hip-hop beat combine to deliver a class bedroom-edit of this classic.

In addition to this release, iamalex has a small handful of other tracks to sink your teeth into. Released over the past year, his work is characterised by colourful basslines, punchy drums and delicate toplines.

He’s also a member of the wider underground trio Varius, check out their Basics I mix here.

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