Voodoo Farm's new EP Hitsville U.S.A. is a big one, loaded with a few midtempo heaters along with this skillfully-executed trap interpretation of Ann Peebles' "I Can't Stand The Rain". I hate to find and EP that truly has a lot going for it only to point out the one trap track on it, but I think you'll agree it's got some special character. As you can easily hear throughout Hitsville U.S.A., Voodoo Farm has a special touch with soulful samples (even more obvious on the very PLM-esque track "I Don't Know Why"), and "Rain" is all about applying it to a fidgety trap beat. The relatively minimal drop is followed by a syrupy sweet bass groove, but it's the giant builds that really make this one a winner.
Well this looks like a lot of fun -- "Rain" comes with video footage from a Voodoo Farm set at NYC's Webster Hall. Props to videographer Mike Tosner on the edit.
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