Legendary Jungle Brothers MC Bam and Austrian producer Mr.Dero joined forces on their EP/LP trilogy: Rump-shaking grooves, a little bit of reggae and Bam's laid-back rap performance bring a breath of fresh air to a rap scene that's increasingly bored of monotonuos trap productions.
They team up to take the positive hip hop vibes
of the Native Tongues Era to 2014.
NENEH CHERRY & FOUR TET
About 14 years ago, on opposite sides of the Atlantic, both Neneh Cherry and the Jungle Brothers were doing way-out art-student things with rap music.
And now Cherry and Afrika Baby Bam, one half of the Jungle Brothers, have fused their two aesthetics together, making a drifting, starry-eyed spoken-word duet called “Nina,” one that could’ve easily come out all those years ago, except for one thing. This one has a rattling, undulating beat from Four Tet.
Exploited finally unleash Back In The Days, a collaboration between Joyce Muniz and Bam of The Jungle Brothers fame which has been clogging up the request line ever since a certain Richie Hawtin dropped it in his Boiler Room set on Ibiza.
Bam's known for dropping verses on hip house cuts over the years, but he sounds just as distinct vocalising a more minimally inclined production too. Kraftwerk fans will probably recognise the sample from "It's More Fun To Compute" that's at the core of "Back In The Days" and Exploited have been granted full approval to use it for this release.