Curtis Amy – Katanga (Floating Points Edit)
Sadly this Floating Points edit will probably never see the light of day. It comes from a producer who possesses true ingenuity rare in electronic music, a track that further exceeds the talent of a producer with a special knack of creating the most virtuous of future-forward-thinking beats.
Previewed on a Gilles Peterson show back in 2011, this track is a remix of jazz legend Curtis Amy’s “Katanga.” The track avoids the obvious pitfalls of a house-jazz sample, and creates something new and interesting while honouring the best points of the 1963 original. Overriding sax sounds leading fluently into a nice little shuffling rhythm while the sumptuous, melodic piano breaks create a perfect harmony and groove. A rare gem from an infinitely gifted producer who balances his time between creating truly prolific, awe-inspiring music with studying for a PHD in the neuroscience of pain. He makes more established producers look like part-timers, all the while being a part-timer himself. Highly recommend getting on everything he has ever made, including his latest Floating Points Ensemble project and their track Wires.