Diplo and Santogold’s long-rumored Top Ranking mixtape recently and suddenly appeared on the shelves at Turntable Lab, so we walked down there and bought a copy. That copy, after one hour in the office, is already tattered, missing a CD and might possiby have some saliva on it. In other words, folks are excited, and rightly so because the shit is a banana boat on the Jawnongahela River and we are onboard. So we asked Diplo for a freebie and he sent us “Guns of Brooklyn” along with a little background of its recording. You can get a couple more free bonus cuts over at the Mad Decent blog, and if you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe to Mad Decent Worldwide Radio on iTunes.
I DJ’d Chung King’s Xmas party for free for some studio days in there. I never record bands so I need a full on place and help. I got Moose at Chung to open this day like a coupla hours in advance for us. We recorded this and a Bad Brains cover.
These are two songs that Santi used to do when she was in Stiffed, but we had to dooo mad takes on the screams at the end of the Bad Brains joint. And she accidently said “Brooklyn” instead of “Brixton” and we decided to use that version. Big thanks for Chuck Treece who came in from Philly and gave me a ride home that night.
ps. We also squeezed in two sessions with DJ Sega and Mizz Streamz where we did her vocals for a new 12″ on Ol Head/Mad Decent that’s gonna be big. All her family was there when Santi was recordin “Right Brigade” and they were like.. damn this black girls crazeeee.