Why? Because I spent many years of my mid-20s in Chicago’s underground house music scene. Lego, Felix Da Housecat, DJ Sneak (who’s cousin I’m close friends with) were just a few I followed in the scene…so when “Summer Rain” started playing, I became instantly nostalgic.
MandaBrat Review – Summer Rain Chillaxin
This track sounds exactly like something I would hear a Chicago house music DJ spin. MandaBrat’s Frankie Knuckles influence definitely shows, and I have to say it’s mixed very well. All levels are where they need to be to switch focus on the emphasis of the changes in the track. I immediately noticed the bongo/congo drums and how they stand out, yet don’t overpower. They carry the beat as they should; smooth as silk.
Yes, I’m a bit biased since this takes me back to my 20’s roots, but house music within its own genre is subjective considering it has to convey its chill vibe nature…yet each DJ tends to have their own distinct twist they add to it.
That being said, if there were only three words I was allowed to tell MandaBrat about his house music, they would simply be “You got this”.