a1. bambu vs. minnie ripperton "here we go" remix
a2. loop professor & dell wells vs. norah jones
a3. diplo/twista mashup "way more" with "overnight celebrity"
b1. magus maduro vs. portishead (parts 1 and 2)
b2. bambu vs. slim thug, t.i. and bun b "3 kings" remix
b3. loop professor vs. norah instrumental
For this release, your friends at Organik are starting a new chapter in our label history by creating a subsidary label, which will concentrate on extremely DJ-Friendly releases. Meaning, all the releases on Get Your Hand Outta My Pocket will contain remixes and mashups of popular and not-so-popular tracks, for the DJ who craves diversity and dopeness. Basically, any kind of bootleg action is going down with Get Your Hand Outta My Pocket.
Vol. 1 of this series exemplifies this idea fully, by being a combo of all these ideas. The leadoff track is our homie Bambu taking the smooved-out classic "Here We Go" by Minnie Ripperton (also heard quoted in the Roots "Lazy Afternoon"), and remixing it into an upbeat, floor-filling hiphop anthem. Which means we get to hear Minnie's amazing voice with a bit more BOOM BAP behind it, and some lovely chop-and-splice sample trickery. Epic jam here, folks.
Next is Loop Professor (1/2 of Dynamic Syncopation, of Ninja Tune fame) with Dell Wells rhyming over his sublime beatsmithery, which incorporates a little Norah Jones into the mix for fine effect. Not so much a remix, more of a very dope new track with a dangerously recognizable sample. Utterly one of the smoothest tracks we've heard in a minute.
Rounding out side A is a mashup of our favorite Diplo (big dada, hollertronix) track from his album, "Way More", with the acapella of "Overnight Celebrity" by Twista and Kanye West. Being that we can't stand Kanye's beat for the Twista jam, we thought in all fairness we should offer a doper, more crunker version for the DJ's to get loose with, compliments of the studio wizardry of Bambu.
Side B kicks up with the ultimate Portishead remix EVER, put together by the one and only Magus Maduro (who you'll be hearing a lot about in the near future), who takes a couple jams from the live Portishead album, and remixes them into his own panoramic world of wonderment. This track slays the ladies (and gents) over and over again on the Floridian dancefloors we tend to rock, so it's only fitting that we share the goods with the rest of the world. You're welcome.
Second track, second side finds Mr. Bambu in full-on dirty south mode, giving one of his favorite rappers, Slim Thug, the Organik treatment. Basically, he transforms this ghetto-fabulous slice of rap power into the ULTIMATE SummerTime Jammy Jam, where as the original just is plain ole tuff. Most people who hear this version soon forget that the original ever existed in the first place.
Capping off this delicious piece of wax is the instrumental version of that excellent Loop Professor track from the other side. So dope we just had to include it!
So there you have it, your favorite new record of all time, until we release Vol. 2 (which will feature an All-Star mashup effort from our good buddy John Quincy Adding Machine). And as if that weren't enough, we are going to offer a limited pressing of this record on colored vinyl! That's right! Be on the lookout, cuz this one is super hott, and will fly out of our hands faster than you can say "Mississippi Mudslide".
Some recognizable downtempo producers get in the mash-up game. The approach isn't the typical demolition derby style du jour, but a more of rpg, dungeons and dragons, build up my character type steez. Like who would have known Norah Jones' "Don't Know Why," would make a cool hip-hop beat? Has Diplo reached another level of uncelebrity when someone uses one of his tracks in a mash-up (the equivalent of a chicken-fried steak)? Or what about Bun B, TI, and Slim Thug over downtempo loops? Now they're really fucking with you. Ummm cerebral, but their true colors show with a quite amazing remix of 2 Portishead tracks mushed into one totally satisfying, long-form experience. Limited edition blue vinyl version. Recommended.