Tuesday, September 27, 2011

2-on-2 Basketball Game with Ford & Lopatin

GAMES - "No Disguise" (Ford & Lopatin)

Long before adopting the current "Ford & Lopatin" moniker, Daniel Lopatin and Joel Ford were musically active as Games. While initially musically active from 2009-10, Brooklyn's very own Games managed to craft their own brand of "Throwback" Electronic music... Imminently releasing Spend the Night with [Games], "Everything Is Working"/"Heartlands,", 3 volumes of the Heaven Can Wait mixtape series, [Games] That We Can Play EP, a hand-crafted CFCF Remix, and a few other miscellaneous WorldWideWeb-housed goodies. After receiving a mild amount of initial media attention and success, that OTHER playground games-related artist/Interscope Records pretty much forced Daniel Lopatin and Joel Ford to change their project's name... to Ford & Lopatin.

From that point forward (2011), the dynamic duo would be referred to as "Ford & Lopatin." Quickly signing to Mexican Summer, they inked a deal to run their own label imprint - Software and prepared to release their sophomore debut offering. "Emergency Room" was pushed as the lead single from the collection, Channel Pressure... which ended up being produced by Glitch-Hop mastermind, Prefuse 73. A sprawling, loosely-based concept album, Channel Pressure eventually managed to yield 2 fairly-successful singles: "Emergency Room" and "World of Regret" [above].
For all intensive purposes that phase of the band went down between March-June 2011; Since then, Ford & Lopatin have remained fairly inactive... Until this past Sat. Sept. 24th: "No Disguise," a BRAND NEW Games track was liberated, via Ford & Lopatin @ Soundcloud! The track harkens back to the group's former sample-based musical style, taking full advantage of The Manhattans' 1983 hit, "Crazy" [below]. Only time will tell where this new Games-Ford & Lopatin track will be permanently placed, but let's hope for a new/old full-length!

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