TNGHT begin their Hip-Hop takeover, starting with Flocka.

Son Raw don’t like your kind, you a bougie hoe. Lunice and Hudson Mohawke have apparently had enough of canny interlopers borrowing bits and pieces of their swag for the purpose of...
By    July 17, 2012

Son Raw don’t like your kind, you a bougie hoe.

Lunice and Hudson Mohawke have apparently had enough of canny interlopers borrowing bits and pieces of their swag for the purpose of multi-million dollar rap hits. To be honest, I’m not too sure what they’re talking about: the dialogue between their luminescent brand of bass music and mainstream Hip-Hop has always seemed fairly unidirectional save for maybe Azealia Banks, although I support any and all attempts to reverse that situation. Young Chop, Southside and Lex Luger may not be running around with Night Slugs t-shirts yet, but just you wait. TNGHT’s realization that the line between a big budget rap beat and an underground anthem is thinner than ever is good news for music in general: rap could benefit by an influx of creative synth noodlers not beholden by tradition and bass music could get a much needed injection of urban energy (and cash.)

Play spot the influence in this Flocka remix and prepare for Inception-level layering and confusion: are those synths grimy or crunk? Is this an appeal to the bass music crowd or their take on a rap beat? Can we all agree that this is better than Nicki Minaj calling RedOne? One thing’s for sure, if this means more remixes with different beats instead of a bunch of guest verses – Flocka’s done the world a huge favor.

Speaking of Lunice, I’ll be opening for him, as well as Jacques Green and Machinedrum, at Montreal’s Piknic Electronik on Sunday July 29th. They gave me a 3 hour set so expect an extended journey through my crates, as well as a few surprises. I’m not above Rick Rolling a couple of thousand people.

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