Juveniles – “Fantasy”
The 4 DJs in C2C got together as far back as 1998, have over a 1/3 million likes on FB, have been covered by TBE fave Bernhoft, and are just now starting to make waves in the US. Their upcoming appearances at Coachella are the single most exciting thing about that desert (fuck)fest. Just watch any of their live videos to get a sense of the mind bending talent and music they dish out. While theÂ quartet ranked #1 in the DMC World Championships four times in a row (2003-2006. Watch the amazing 2005 video here), I haveÂ no patience for turntablism for turntablism’s sake. I do have patience for the way they deftly blend insane scratching skills with blues samples to make downrightÂ catchy and infectious grooves. Get into it!
France has a long and illustriousÂ careerÂ of making exceptional hip-hop. I have a long and illustriousÂ careerÂ of missing great bands on first listen. These two institutions collided recently when my girlfriend recommended Chill Bump and their jam “It’s Alive.” I kinda meh-ed it. Fast forward a few weeks when it gets submitted by the band and then I’m all over it. Sorry RC. Hello Chill Bump! Now let’s all get down n dirty to the sinister grooves going on here. Thats something we can all be on the same page about.