Amtrac – “Walkin’”

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Kentucky’s Amtrac has a way of tweaking deep-house formulas with thoroughly modern sounds and ideas to create tracks that are warmly nostalgic without leaving the present or ever losing their cool. New freebie “Walkin’” is a perfect display of this skill, building on a deeply soulful sample that screams Chicago house, a typically pulsing beat driving its way into pockets of sparkling synths, evocative textures, and the sorts of bells and whistles (try not to nod your head when the beat comes back in at 4:27) that differentiate Amtrac from the occasionally shapeless mass that can be house music in 2013.