Welcome to the New Old Funk — A unique marriage of modern House and Progressive House music with a great old Funk sound. Groovelectric has been a top iTunes Music podcast since 2006. Produced and mixed by Podrunner creator Steve Boyett.
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Some years ago while, auditioning samples for compositions, I was listening to pieces of Martin Luther King's iconic "I Have a Dream" speech and was astonished to realize that that the speech is — from start
to finish and without variation — 125 beats per minute for over 15 minutes.
I have always thought that the "Dream" speech is one of the most passionate, important, lyric, and beautifully constructed stretches of oratory imaginable. The realization that it's also right on tempo caused me to start
listening to it as a musical construction. It has a nearly symphonic structure, with distinct movements. And of course there's that astonishing finish.
I wanted to compose something that would underscore the speech's musicality — a simple piece that would act as a bed to illustrate the structure and lyric beauty of King's amazing words.
I did absolutely no editing to the speech beyond some EQing for clarity and muting some of the applause. It runs in "MLK" exactly as it was recorded, from start to finish. The timing — stops, breaks, emphases, etc. — is
exactly as Rev. King delivered it.
After many listenings, my appreciation for Rev. King's words (and passion, and hope) has only deepened, and the demonstration of their musicality fills me with a childlike wonder. I hope that you are as moved and astonished
by the beauty and depth of this speech as I continue to be.