Monday, 21 February 2011
The only positive events to come out of Kubrick's utterly trite 2001 : A Space Odyssey are Ric Flair's entrance music and John Carpenter making his semi-riposte Dark Star as his vision of what a movie about astronauts drifting through deep space who have to face an artificial intelligence with a God complex should be.
The Rah Band - Messages From The Stars (1983)
It's about time someone sampled this 80s synth-pop classic by The Rah Band (mostly famous for their 1985 hit Clouds Across The Moon) since its 70s Japanese sci-fi anime theme swag is impeccable, with those euphoric synths also being prime fodder for rap songs which can make you feel like you're getting blowjobs in various fantasy settings from mythical not-quite-human females, and the song is almost Nautilus-esque in how rich it is in numerous sections ripe for usage, so if you see DJ Fresh in the streets, soldier, then salute him for not only using it but for also identifying its two best passages which he's interwoven together on the third best song on his latest installment of the Tonite Show series with Keak :
Keak Da Sneak & DJ Fresh - Messages From The Stars (2011)
I've gotta confess that none of the new songs on the 'tape are quite floating my boat like the previously leaked Maxi Pads and Favorite Rappa did last year, but unless Akinyele drops something out of the blue on wednesday then this is my joint of the week right here, and it's a paragon of that "gettin' your dick sucked from the back on the teleportation pad"-rap which the Bay does better than anybody else right now. This has a Thizzed out feel to it with the whole blissful synthesized fuzziness and when that staccato rhythm bit kicks in it actually echoes what I've always imagined Keak's rapid-fire flow at its most Ernest Borgnine-ian would sound like if it were processed through my old Amstrad CPC 464's sound card.