MORRT ‘Be There’ (Sebastian Carter Remix)
There are certain tracks so heavily drenched in one particular aesthetic that it can be hard to separate them from that context. Tracks that are designed for a singular time and space: beats that know their environment, and stick to it.
In terms of electronic music, these kind of tracks are usually slapped with labels like ‘club-happy’: meaning that particular calibre of deep, bodily house designed for and flourishing under strobes and fog; in unlit rooms and sweaty basements. SEBASTIAN CARTER‘s remix of MORRT‘s track ‘Be There’ is a decidedly club-happy track.
It’s dripping with those epitomical house textures: hard, rounded percussion layers and wobbling synth patterns, overlaid with sliced-up R&B vocal samples and underlaid with insistent, heart-throbbing bass. At just under seven minutes, it’s a euphoric body-trip through nocturnal club atmospheres and 9(pm)-til-5(am) dance benders.
It wasn’t too long ago that MORRT got his paws on SEBASTIAN CARTER‘s ‘Stranger Sights’ original, with a similarly house-y–albeit slightly more UK garage–remix. CARTER‘s ‘Be There’ appropriation is a returned favour, and another step in what promises to be a fruitful musical relationship between the two. Turn down the lights, turn up the bass.
Words by Gavin Butler