You may have heard it make the digital rounds, but if you’ve heard a mash-up combining The Marveletes‘ “In The Sea” with De La Soul‘s “Oooh.”, that was created by DJ B.Cause. The song will finally be released on vinyl overseas with the help of the mysterious underground label known as BSTRD BOOTS. The record will be a split 7″ with Sneaky Fox.
The 45 will be out very soon and can be ordered through Piccadilly Records. This may not be available in the states anytime soon so if you want one, buy in triplicate.
DJ B.Cause is also a fellow Strutter who does not hate the Sayer. His mixes can be found all over the place, check out his Diamonds In The Dust blog and go from there.
The Kleptones are up to their pesky ways, and they offer something new in the form of Uptime/Downtime. Celebrate 2010 by downloading it for free, and if you want to rub the audio all over yourself, feel free.
The world may not be aware of who Chris Macro is, but if you’re from New Zealand and Australia, you’ll know him as someone who has worked with Katchafire among others. However, Macro is somewhat of a wiz in terms of creating electronic-based music, be it reggae, drum & bass, and hip-hop. If there’s a way to tap into the consciousness of American hip-hop fans, you’d do it right? The impact of the Wu-Tang Clan is worldwide, one sight of the sacred W and people will drop verses left and right. The Wu-Tang Clan have flirted with ska and reggae over the years, especially Method Man, who found himself dropping a verse for Supercat and years later doing a track for Capleton. In the days of the U-WU Newsletter I had suggested that Method Man do a full-length reggae album, or at least to do an album featuring various reggae and dancehall artists. It never happened, but Chris Macro shows what it would sound like with Macro Dubplates Vol. 1, an album that unites the classic dubs of King Tubby and unites them as nature intended with Wu-Tang and Wu-related acapellas. You’ll hear tropical versions of “Brooklyn Zoo”, “C.R.E.A.M.”, and “Pinky Ring”, but the one that works the best is “Criminology”, proving that Ghostface Killah sounds good on almost everything.
If the Wu aren’t to your liking, maybe you want to hear Hova over the sounds of Jamaica. Macro Dubplates Vol. 2 puts together for the first time the rhymes of Shawn Carter with Robert Nesta Marley, soi if you ever wanted to hear what “99 Problems” would sound like over “Small Axe“, or “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” over “Put It On“, now you can. When Jay-Z allowed fans to create unique mixes from his acapellas, I don’t think he knew how much fans, producers, and DJ’s would give life to the process.
(Macro Dubplates Vols. 1 & 2 are available as free downloads from ChrisMacro.com.)