You’re probably thinking “Great, another free club mashup. Big whoop!” But you ain’t heard Big Whoop! yet. Give this a listen:
While I was out in the Bay Area last week Ripley mentioned that if she were a producer she’d make a club version of Timbaland and Magoo’s Indian Flute with an accentuation on the “ooh wadda do dadda” part. One night while she, Kid Kameleon, and I were all chillin’ over at Tones‘ place she brought it up again and I was like “lets do this!” There was born the Big Whoop! collective. Everyone gave input on the track while I edited the pieces together in Ableton Live.
Earlier that day I had been chatting with Kid K. about Baltimore Club music which I’ve been a fan of since the mid-’90s. DJ Flack and I (influenced by Boston’s Beyond the QE2 Crew) used to be some of the only crazy mo-fos who’d spin those silly, mashed up, break-beat-house records at parties outside of Baltimore. The music was a huge influence on my Boston-bounce style of production but I never wanted to make exact Bmore replicas ’cause it was someone else’s sound.
More recently the music has come into some much deserved recognition and risen to become one of the hippest sounds around. Now folks everywhere are blowing up with their copy-cat versions of Bmore club tracks, and while it might have been better for my career to have gone that way myself, instead I stuck with my own quirky production style of combining influences from all over the musical landscape.
That said, making this total Bmore club rip-off track with my friends in the Big Whoop! crew was a guilty pleasure, and something that needed to happen.