Well, i guess it appears that Mr. Bambu isn’t entirely dead after all. Not all the way, anyhow. Because as ov today, August 8th 2011, the world has access to my latest batch ov tunes (and remixes), which is inspired by and in tribute to the man you see atop my header for this blog: James D-Train Williams. I’ve always said that D-Train is the Black Michael McDonald, and that’s no slight if you know me at all. So I culled samples from his classic song “Music” and made a bangeriffic track out ov it. Then, I sent the pieces to some producer friends o’ mine and beseeched them to do their worst to make my track look foolish in comparison. Then, I got all hyped up about that, put on my LZRSHADES, and whipped out a dubstep-a-riffic LZRKMMNDR remix. And then when I turned around again, RAD RICK and FLACO had both stepped up with 2 completely stylistically different remixes and I was like “FUCK YES, WE HAVE A RELEASE ON OUR HANDS FOLKS”.
So, along with my wonky wipeout “What Would You Do”, there’s the aforementioned dubby steppy version by LZRKMMNDR, the straight up floor-bouncing trance-inducer version by RAD RICK, and the full-on rollers DNB work-out by our man FLACO. RAD RICK’S remix draws you in repeatedly, and then SLAMS the beat back in your face, calling up a strange trance-like tribal aggression to keep you boogie-boppin’. FLACO’s remix brings everything I always LOVED about the whole Full Cycle / V Recordings / Roni Size camp, but with an updated view on things, still keeping effective simplicity at it’s core. In a world where More Distortion = Brutality / Heaviness, it’s good to see my man Flaco retaining power by keeping his productions classy. Drum-N-Bass lives on proper in this remix!!!
Rounding out the release even further is a wonderful track that features the rhyming-words-togehter-on-beat skills ov the one and only BEEZ, aka BEEZ GOTTI, aka BIG STACKS BROWNING. Not only one ov my favorite people, but one ov my favorite lyrical talents on the mic, my man BEEZY comes thru with a total ode to debauchery and having “the good time” on “It’s On Out Here”, and believe me, this is one ov my favorite songs I’ve ever been a part ov. Play this one at your nephew’s Bar-Mitzvah, the family Kwaanzaa celebration, your niece’s baptism, that Kindergarten graduation you planned on attending, or even your next conjugal visit at your local prison: This song is perfect for any situation, it’s like we’re the Black Eyed Peas or something (not really).
AND, as if that were not enough, there’s a “D-Train Bonus Beats” track where i take some D-Train scat and chop and make it bang boogie for ya real nice like.. and also a “Hidden” track, which is the “What Would You Do” track played in reverse… which, believe you me, is super awesome unto itself, otherwise I wouldn’t have included it. I have always said that this was the only song I have done that was so good you could listen to it backwards without diminishing the quality whatsoever, and I stand by that.
SO, now that i have tantalized you with it as such… here’s the links/info:
WHAT WOULD YOU DO EP on BANDCAMP
here’s the Hi-Rez cover art…
drawing by Hot Graves’ drummer MATT ROSARIO. looks like me, eh?
Well, there you have it. My new EP. it’s $5. You should feel awesome about buying it because every dollar you give me towards this buys me more free downloads to give away to people from my bandcamp site (which you should go to and pillage for music, there’s PLENTY free stuff to choose from). ENJOY, and ask yourself..
What would you do without music?
Where would you be without a song?