Norwegian producer Flux Trax just released his latest single, “Piernas,” in three flavors for everyone to enjoy: deep house, DnB, and moombahsoul. This release actually has a really unique story behind it and 110BPM reached out to Flux Trax to tell it to everyone here. Scroll down to read the whole thing and you can listen to and download all three tracks through his Bandcamp. The whole thing is available by donation and any contribution is appreciated. My favorite version is the moombahsoul one.
“I made it one rather rainy summer weekend last year when someone very close to me but yet very far away was suffering from a street traffic accident in another continent, and I guess you can hear that feeling of despair at being so remote from someone you care a lot about within the music, but also the desire that she’d get well soon.
I initially set out to make a deep house track utilizing the sample of a break from a track I remixed of Norwegian band Northern Star Groove Alliance called “The Meat”. It also contains chords from a piano that is placed in one of the campus buildings of Norwegian University of Science and Technology where I graduated last year in Music Technology. There are various samples of a track I made when I was 13 and submitted to a competition for youth in electro-acoustic music. At that time I set out to create an Acid House track using two tape recorders and a yamaha electric organ (I love the rhythm boxes on that kind of organs if you haven’t noticed..)
Then the next day (Sunday), I thought “What the heck!” and I make a moombahton version of it too! I wanted to do more than just slow it down, but the changes are still kind of subtle, maybe except for the wobblish bassline.
Later that summer I let Aussie expat DJ Big Bank Hank hear the original and he pointed out how much the whole structure and build of the track resembled drum & bass. I wasn’t aware that I essentially had made drum&bass re-modelled as deep house, so that obviously got me on to the idea of translating it fully into that style while retaining as many original elements as possible. I had to add another break to make that work, this time I sampled the intro of “Lady Mongolia” by Tuna Laguna which is from the EP “It’s a Fudge” (available for free here). I’m pretty sure you’ll like their other stuff as well. Thanks for listening to Piernas in all it’s variations and I hope you enjoy it.”