As my rundown of 2009 was cut a little short, I’ll start the new year with a favourite of mine from the year we just parted with.
Tensnake definitely deserved a spot on that list. Not only did he record excellent mixes for Beats in Space and a fresh new Resident Advisor podcast, his own releases also managed to fusion the deeper shades of house with a disco mindset with great results. Most prominently, In The End (I Want You To Cry) was released on Running Back with nothing but raving reviews in its slipstream.
The thing that makes In The End such a magic track is the climax at around five minutes. You may argue that most electronic recordings only live because of those few ecstatic moments where all hands reach for the ceiling, but in Tensnake’s case this isn’t just about flipping expectations upside down or providing a massive buildup. Layers are stacked up for the first couple of minutes, and I imagine most producers would be well-chuffed with the basic groove Tensnake puts on. Still, he sews that title-inspiring vocal sample into the mix and gives the track that extra pull that makes it so easy to instantly hit repeat.
Tensnake – In The End (I Want You To Cry)