Day 3 of our charity Advent Calendar in aid of Help Musicians.
It’s a delicate art to edit a piece of music, drawing something new from the original and reimagining it in a different capacity. Glenn Astro showcases this brilliantly in his edit of Erick Cosaque’s ‘Kominike‘, a smooth piece of jazz originating from the shores of Guadeloupe and Martinique.
In the world of editing it’s often the smallest of changes that have the biggest effects. What was once a downtempo groover has had its pace amped, with Astro subtly rearranging the Rhodes phrases and bringing the percussion to the fore to build momentum. The addition of a dampened kick and the stripping back of the outro make subtle changes that keep the integrity of the piece intact whilst reworking it into an early evening club ready package. Mr Astro explains a little more about the track:
“Delfonic pointed me to this track and said it was on this sick compilation of jazz tracks from the West Indies. I instantly started working on the edit while ordering the compilation haha. I’d never heard of Erick Cosaque before, but we’re trying to get ahold of the album this particular track is in, which isn’t really easy as no one seems to own it and those who do don’t want to sell!”