Sunday, September 13, 2015

Astronauts Etc and Chaz Make Rocket Man Their Own

What better way to cap off the week than a journey off the usual electronic path to revisit a classic. First and foremost, it should be stated that nobody can touch Elton John's original version of Rocket Man. That being said, I couldn't help but get excited to see Toro Y Moi's name associated with a cover version. Following the lead of Astronauts Etc, Chaz provided a much needed assist on a surprisingly throwback, heavily funk fortified rendition of Rocket Man.

Yes, the cool, jazzy vibe is addicting, but my favorite part of the track is the 45 second snippet around the 2:45 mark where the instrumental takes front stage. The strong, but steady bass line does an excellent job of being the north star, guiding the listener through the track. Given the monumental task of rethinking Elton's classic, I'd say they did a solid job of making it their own without stretching it too far from it's original sound...#RocketMan

Astronauts Etc feat Toro Y Moi - Rocket Man


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