Κυριακή, 22 Φεβρουαρίου 2009

το σήμα της νίκης


"Imagine if Timbaland were kidnapped and held hostage in a council flat in Tottenham" γράφουν στο subba-cultcha. "Imagine then, that elite robot agents aligned to the New World Order were sent into rescue him with laser cannons little knowing that the kidnappers were in fact an underground cell of benefit-cheat Jedi. Imagine hip hop recapturing the sheer brutality of classic-era Public Enemy without it becoming a retread. Imagine if “urban” music was made not for the charts but the heart. Imagine “Two Fingers”".
οι two fingers είναι ο amon tobin [αγνώριστος] και o joe “doubleclick” chapman που μαζί με τον sway, την ms jade και τη ce’cile έφτιαξαν ένα άλμπουμ που είναι κάτι σαν το φετινό london zoo: χορευτικό, grime, dancehall και 'βρετανικό', παρόλο που φτιάχτηκε στο μόντρεαλ. παρακάτω είναι αποσπάσματα από τη συνέντευξη του doubleclick στο urb:

"We settled on Two Fingers because of a number of things. It describes us as a duo, and it's nicely ambiguous so it can mean different things to different people. Some people might hear it as a completely abstract name with no meaning. British people might immediately think of the offensive gesture, but people elsewhere might think of the "V" peace sign. Maybe a paleontologist would think of Tyrannosaurus Rex. Best of all though, the name makes girls giggle.
Amon and I kept in touch after he left Brighton for Montreal years ago, and before he left we had talked about collaborating again. Two Fingers is something that grew out of transatlantic phone conversations. I remember when Amon told me about what he wanted us to do; he talked about it as "modern hip-hop but with a sound like slowed-down jungle". He sent me a couple of things he'd made, and they were perfect - I couldn't say no to being a part of this.
We knew we could sustain it over a whole LP because we're very arrogant men. And we were right, Goddamn it.
Hip-hop. In the way we think of hip-hop, this is unquestionably a hip-hop LP. We're not stupid though -we know that other people would find a lot to question about that categorization. Everyone wants to tell you what hip-hop is or isn't, and in particular, everyone's got an idea of what the phrase "real hip-hop" means. It's about history or it's about right now, it's about skills or it's about sounding nice, it's for the clubs or it's for your mind, money's either beautiful or it's vulgar. Everyone's right, and everyone's wrong. We don't ignore that argument, but we wouldn't make the music the way we do unless we'd decided to distance ourselves from that issue long ago".
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