Friday, February 19, 2010
MR. CHOP - I LOVE IT WHEN I GET FREE MUSIC
THANKS DJ F AT BREAKSHOP
Mr. Chop – the multi-talented producer, engineer, guitar-reared multi-instrumentalist behind a host of releases on Now-Again and Jazzman Records – couldn’t have foretold that the legendary rapper MF DOOM would call him “the illest to grace the boards” after tapping into his otherworldly skills as co-producer/co-writer on a series of tracks on the recently released Born Like This album on Lex Records. Nor could we have foretold that DOOM’s praise would lead to an offer to rework psych funk, jazz and rock covers of producer Pete Rock’s greatest beats.
Nor could he have called that Pete Rock’s long time collaborator – upon hearing the versions of “T.R.O.Y.” and “Straighten It Out” would beg to record an album with him.
But here it is, standing proudly behind 17 tracks that he recorded at his Cheshire, England-based Ape Studios. This is a unique take and has lead to an album that “the heads” will recognize by, say, the Tom Scott sax-line Pete Rock poached for “T.R.O.Y.,” that Chop has deconstructed into its component parts and reassembled again. But this is an album that will appeal to music lovers, regardless of their musical leaning, as a master-class in fuzzy, funky grooves.
TROY IS GOOD BUT I LIKE THIS ONE
MR CHOP - THE WORLD IS YOUR