Here are my battle notes. I’m a bit tipsy when writing these, so forgive me the extra verbose style.
Overall, easily the funkiest battle ever! Thanks @Lawr for inspiring this!
@kln - loved the intro, a great groove, OP-1’ified, and where you took the song afterwards resonated strongly with me as well – reminded me of the Vienna downbeat sound, which I’m always a sucker for.
@psound74 - you really embraced OP-1 effects here, which I always like, the battles are kinda about that for me. Also you take the track to these spaced-out Doorsy levels that was really cool. Great job!
@krautpoputopia - great groove, great vocal sample. Crushed it!
@joeyfivecents - another cool use of the drum sampler for vocals. Also the melancholic vibe of the track was really really good.
@ssam - The groove is very tight, and the samples sound great. I just wanted to hear a bit more progression to the song, for dramatic tension?
@Ellipsis - A killer drum groove along with the funky tape tricks. Makes me think of a funky club I’m walking in to, hearing the first track, and thinking, it’s going to be a good night. Great job!
@mixrasta - masterful use of samples. Drum groove is lovely and tight, the vocal samples are funky as hell, and the strings+keys build tension. Also: repetition. A real nice use of it!
@squiddly - Really nice old-school house vibe. Love the groovy percussion! Also the atonal use of samples really makes the track sound like it’s a B-side from 1990s. And I mean this in the best possible way! =) There’s a label that sounded like this… Nervous Records, right?
It’s really hard to pick a winner, but my vote goes to @mixrasta. Such a polished track!