Mojo Filter is back and in rare form folks, taking a great old Nick Cave song and turning it into a creepy, sultry, beat driven number that begs to be played over and over. Take a listen, download it while you can and be sure to drop the man a line to let him know how much you appreciate things like this.
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I’ve been trying to find a great album to post. Like, literally staring at my crates and attempting to will one into existence, but great albums don’t come easy.
So in the meantime, take this insanely catchy little number by Grimes that has been playing in my head all week. I love the video too, for the low budget win!
One of my favorite denziens of the Soundcloud, Ben Zaven Crane (AKA Mojo Filter,) made this highly dance-able little Indian/dubstep/dub.
“A full-on Slo-Mo venture featuring the vocals of Dodgy Diva-D. I met her at a bus stop in India some years back and could not believe how shiny she was.
Not just that, she’s crammed with untold vocal bytes and pieces.
Enjoy, it’s a mantra meaning ‘keep you faith and store cakes in a cool dry place’ or something like that.”
Personally, I cant get enough! Free download too for a limited time too!
I’m a little ashamed to admit I’ve never even listened to the original version of this track, but after hearing what Lindstrom did with the remix I’m not certain it is even necessary.
Just wait till around the 1:04 mark when the keyboards come in…then just sit back and gawk with amazement as he goes absolutely ape shit on this funky shit. To be honest, I usually mix out of the song before the vocals come in because the intro is so dope.
Every now and then an album like this pops up that appeals to so many of my musical sensibilities all at once that I am left to wonder how it slipped past my nets. I mean, I listen to a lot of stuff! Like…tons!
But slip past Boombox did, although only by a few years which is nothing in musical time. “Visions of Backbeat” dropped in 2004, so I wasn’t too far off, but what singer/songwriter Zion Godchaux and producer/DJ Russ Randolf came up with is pretty transcendent.
They originally met while working on the Heart of Gold Band album “At the Table.” Zion is the son of Keith and Donna Godchaux (who formed Heart of Gold Band) who were an integral part of the Grateful Dead during some of my favorite Dead years. Soon after meeting with Russ though, the two had formed Boombox and started recording in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The area itself is known as a hotbed of American roots music, and some of those sounds definitely find their way into Boombox’s music…but that isn’t all.
To try and label this music as any lone genre is pretty much impossible, because the duo have incorporated so much into their work. Hip hop, rock and roll, psychedelic, blues,electronic and jam band roots all seem to float in and out of every track with ease. All with that deep funky back beat. Unique is the only word that comes to mind. Uniquely American.
In my head, I can’t help thinking American rock/St Germain.
Their first big hit “Stereo” was one of the big stand outs on this album, but don’t go thinking that that is all there was. This baby is as solid as concrete.
I haven’t had a chance to catch them live yet, but that is now on my short term bucket list since I hear they put on a hell of a show. If you like what you hear here, I also recommend their new album “Downriverelectric” which includes this bitchin’ version of “Shakedown Street.”
Check their website HERE.
Download the whole she-bang at Amazon for $8! Bargain!