When you have a chance to drop a Fatlip line from Spike Jonze’s strongest accomplishment, the making of What’s Up, Fatlip – the long player documenting the life and times of Derrick Stewart, A.K.A. Fatlip – you do. ‘Lip is a legend around these parts. From the Freddy Krueger, to the Salmon Dance, the innovator is not one to be taken lightly.
Stemming from Frankfurt’s Booka Shade’s Movements, an at times glitchy, dark house meets techno record with enough bounce to move the club, comes The Birds and the Beats/At the Window; which incorporates an overdub taken from the one and only Fatlip.
You’d give me a medal, right? It didn’t take much to catch my attention: A buzz saw synth line and the occasional bass hit; there was the white equivalent of Fatlip spitting, in a drawl-like manner, about his lack of intellect – specifically, he was sans a brain. The 90’s wonder was MC 900 FT. Jesus. A One-hit wonder perhaps. Regardless, the single still remains fresh, as does the Spike Jonze video wizardry below…
The frontman behind the Welsh actSuper Furry Animals and the not scared to experiment producer Boom Bip have decided to join forces to bring back the 80’s in a futuristic way. These two gentlemen are going under the moniker known as Neon Neon. For some, this is probably one of those dream collaborations, right? Gruff Rhys, who is a part of the rock, meets psychedelic electronic dabblers SFA, while Byron Hollon puts out songs with more of a hip-hop edge, but also recently generated more of a beat oriented dance EP that was entitled Sacchrilege. With rather diverse leanings from both artists, it comes as no surprise that their forthcoming album, Stainless Style dabbles with many different genres and focuses heavily on tight production.
Besides the potential that these two hold, this whole album is themed around the life of John De Lorean. No joke. And on top of all that, the guest list reads out like a V.I.P list – MC Spank Rock, Fatlip, Har Mar Superstar, etc. Give “I Told Her on Alderaan” a listen and then quickly jot this down on your upcoming best of ’08 list. Do not sleep.
There is something about a clip with Fatlip that is directed by Spike Jonze and includes E&J brandy and a trench coat that kills it every single time. I know you’ve already seen it, but why not fall in love with the clown all over again.