- "This is cocaine speaking" is a ubiquitous vocal sample up there with "time to jack" and Loleatta Holloway's "aw shucks." Benny Rodrigues is the latest producer to utilise this sinister four-word snatch, which is best known for appearing in early Phuture productions. The Dutch producer sticks with convention, pairing it with a nasty 303 for the two originals on his new EP for Unknown To The Unknown's jacking DANCETRAX series.
"Cocaine Speaking" and "Cocaine" are straight-up jams made for sweaty dancers. The former's relatively chilled intro builds to a mess of tweaking acid lines and drum rolls, peaking during the spangled middle section where the clap lands on every beat. "Cocaine" is deeper and more reduced, packing a twangy piano riff that twinkles like the ones in Jeff Mills' catalogue. Alden Tyrell beefs up the bassline on his remix of "Cocaine Speaking," rounding off an EP full of simple pleasures.
A1 Cocaine Speaking
B1 Cocaine Speaking (Alden Tyrell Remix)