These track notes are short insights into the inspiration and motivation behind the tracks on the ‘Versions’ LP by Joshua Iz
The main loop in ‘Midnight Version’ is from an old mambo track and just has a wonderful warm sound that makes me think of red velvet and impeccable suits.
As I often do, I started with the loop and build up rhythmically around that. Sometimes after getting into the nitty gritty of a track I end up taking the original loop out altogether yet loops are a great way to get ideas flowing quickly and in this case I left the loop in.
‘Midnight Version’ ended up being kind of a mash-up of mambo, hip-hop, dub and atmospheric sounds. I could really see it used in a movie.