Get Your Hand Outta My Pocket Vol. 2
catalog # GYHOMP002
a1. mr. bambu's party breaks no. 1
a2. magus maduro vs. huey lewis & the news
a3. wes jones vs. john coltrane
a4. bam ski's extra fun tid bits 1
b1. mr. bambu's party breaks no. 2 (revenge on breakers)
b2. jqam vs. jadakiss vs. express rising "why?"
b3. magus maduro vs. enon
b4. magus vs. enon instrumental
b5. bam rock ski's extra super fun tid bits 2
Yes indeed folks, since the first installment from your friends here at Get Your Hand Outta My Pocket was so warmly received and briskly snatched up, we decided the world deserved a second, more potent volume for this new year. So here we have volume 2, with no further ado.
This episode finds our hero, Mr. Bambu, weighing in with two mammoth cut-and-paste party breaks, that will astound and confound those who are inclined towards sample and break spotting (so much so that we might run a contest to see who can accurately identify the most samples on these tracks). The first is a midtempo cut that cuts in with familiar funky drums, and a veritable parade of dope samples, all woven together seamlessly in the funkiest of fashions by Bambu. The second (found as the first track on side B) is much more uptempo, perfect for filling a dancefloor, and the arrangement and movement of the samples will keep it full for the duration of the track, guaranteed. So much funky ass goodness on these two jams, it's hard to properly convey with words. They are intended to suit 3 purposes:
1. For a DJ to cut and scratch over into some kind of routine.
2. For a DJ to take double copies of the record, and work his/her magic with juggling and doubling up the samples to suit his/her style.
2. To be funky enough to just put on anywhere at anytime, and get the party started.
Bambu also contributed 2 scratch sentence/sample collages to the end of each side of the record (fun tid bits 1 & 2), which finds sound effects, humorous samples, and plenty of good vocal snippets for the able bodied DJ to have fun with, or just to crack up listening to the strange juxtapositions.
Now, on to the remixes. First we have Magus Maduro, who made an appearance on vol. 1 with a flabbergasting dubbed out Portishead remix, coming back with a tribute to the man, the myth, the legend: Huey Lewis. Taking his famed "Heart & Soul" track and turning it into a hypnotic hip-hop masterpiece is no small feat, but Maduski comes through with the heat. Spaced out sound effects and filters, along with that familiar guitar line makes way for a slowed down version of the epic rock groove of the original song, as Huey's strong tenor comes on strong with a tale of white boy pimpin'. Mister Maduro also contributes a remix of cute-and-dope indie-rock faves Enon, and puts their amazing and melodic sound through the bossanova beatbox, and comes out aces. Instrumental version included.
Wes Jones also pops in for an appearance with a understated boom bap headnodder composed entirely of samples from one of our favorite musicians of all time: John Coltrane. Not much more to say about this track except that it isn't a predictable 'Trane remix, it is carefully snipped to elegant perfection, and it's dope.
Also on Volume 2 we have a mashup from the one and only John Quincy Adding Machine (who you'll hear more from soon), that is so good you'll want to slap your grandma (that's a southern saying, don't trip). JQAM had the ear to recognize one of the dopest mashups in a long time, so we had to put his blend of the Express Rising remix from the Piano Overlord Tease EP with the accapella of Jadakiss' "Why?" on the record. These two tracks were made for each other, whether any of the people involved with actually making the music are aware of it or not. So dope.
So we hope you'll enjoy GYHOMP vol. 2, and we're reasonably sure you will. As with the first volume, we're going to do a limited run of color vinyl, which will be translucent red this time around, so keep your eyes out for that, and definitely request it from distro if you are so inclined.