Saturday, December 7, 2013
We Got All Night - Willie Beats
With his new track "We Got All Night", Chicago-based producer Willie Beats returns from a substantial hiatus in production and strikes out in a very new sonic direction. He departs from the chill vibes of his "What Time Is It?" Collection, which blend the sounds of Nujabes, Tycho, and DJ Sabzi with the boundless and childlike optimism of the cartoon from which it takes its name, Adventure Time. "We Got All Night" is darker and edgier, supporting a vaped-out soul sample and sassy 80's synths with tense 808 drums. Whether this represents just a dalliance or a sustained change in direction remains to be seen; we can only hope we don't have to wait six months to find out.