Friday, December 7, 2012

The Epic of Gigamesh

Gigamesh has by now carved his niche - the Minneapolis-based Matthew Masurka has cast more than a few ripples in the last few years, and if his remix of Theme Park's "Jamaica" keeps playing, he's sure to make some more. I'm featuring this track because its among his lesser known - Masurka was also the producer behind Mike Posner's "Cooler Than Me" and an oft-aired remix of "Pumped Up Kicks."
I'm a fan of the ambient party sounds in the background - why force your listeners to find the party themselves, when it's right here? Gigamesh also shows a keen sense of rhythm and an ear for the nuances of nu-disco with the syncopated bells and clicks behind the beat. And beside the point -  check out his flashy website