SINGLE REVIEW: I Can’t Wait (Austin Leeds remix feat.MC Mooks) by Samskara Radio

Samskara Radio is the musical project of Melbourne based musician/yoga teacher Simon Marrocco. This remixed version of the synth-wave pop alt-rock styled act’s song I Can’t Wait is a deep house interpretation with a fiery rap performed by Gold Coast rapper MC Mooks. Austin Leeds (who has worked with Avicii & Paul van Dyk) has managed to distil the essence of a sublime meditative song, utilising elements of traditional house, dance and an array of pop flourishes, not to mention MC Mooks’ evocative rap. Beginning with a rhythmic pulse that has the bass drum front and centre and augmented by percussive add-ons, synth washes and swishes, the energy rises as a key arpeggiator comes in, pushing the track to the next level. Surrounding this build-up is a lush and dreamy array of soundscapes, hoovering in the background. One can hear the faint trace of an organ too, providing a seductive layer to the overall aura experience. But it’s when the vocoder (together with the key arp) appears that a slightly different mood takes over, creating a smooth transition into the rap section. During MC Mooks’ performance, the music drops, accentuating all of MC Mooks’ cadences, subtle inferences and poetic flow. A hammering dance snare fill helps initiate a segue into the rest of the track. This section contains all the aforementioned elements turned up a notch, with the vocoder line becoming a strong hook, albeit in a mysteriously languid way. The remix engenders a wonderful sense of otherness yet maintains its deep house characteristics, most effectively via the rhythmic components. There is an introspective quality to this track, as well a meditative one too, and these all coalesce into an engaging piece of contemporary dance music—but one that seems to be more than just about the dance floor.

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