Rebirth into the modern era
Every now and then, just for fun, many of us will open a box of relics from our past, and revisit memories of days gone by. Some items, like puka shell necklaces, will make you glad that it’s 2016 and you’re not that person anymore. Other items, however, like the keys to your old convertible, will make you want to relive those moments. It appears that L.A.’s Filip Nikolic and Jerry Paradise, known collectively as Poolside, have recently cleaned out their attics and dusted off some old classics. As part of their mixtape Contact High, Poolside released an edit of Hamilton Bohannon’s 1973 groove “Save Their Souls,” remembering the classic funk/soul hit through the lens of their modern Daytime Disco perspective. Right away, the duo injects a sustained burst of energy to the originally overwhelmingly placid song by adding a thumping kick drum, pings of alternately struck bells, and suspenseful squirts of synth over the original’s slow guitar patterns and shimmering strings.