17 August 2009

Loco Dice - Pimp Jackson Is Talkin' Now!!! [Desolat]

Pimp Jackson Is Talkin' Now!!! Love it. Ok, so normally I tend to gravitate towards the chin-stroking end of the spectrum but this record never ceases to put a smile on my face. Although the groove is super tight there's nothing groundbreaking about the pattern or production itself. However, the vocal ramblings of 'Pimp Jackson' are what brings the track to life.

"Yo, yo, keep it goin' bro!" "What you mean keep it goin'? That's some weird-ass shit!" And there you are in a session with Loco Dice and his mates. You can tell by the way he's talking that there was a lot more going on in the studio (i.e. the "weird-ass shit") that only appears sparingly in the final cut. The vocal recording is lo-fi but has been worked into the mix really well sitting alongside gritty percussion and a slidy, quasi- (non resonant) 303 bassline. There's an instrumental mix and acapella on the B-side which are handy extras but the it's the original for me. Basically, if you can't pretend to hear what Pimp Jackson is hearing the way he's hearing it you're missing the point.

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