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Dream Team: Dipset Producer AraabMuzik and Japanese Noise Artist Merzbow

January 06, 2010


If you read our recent Listmania 2009, you may have noticed our request for collaborations between some of our favorite artists like The Knife vs Salem, Phoenix & The-Dream (actual band name) and Big Boi & Andre 3000. That got us thinking about who else we'd like to see pair up or go head-to-head in 2010, and the second we saw the above video of teenage Dipset producer AraabMuzik speed-tapping an MPC sample into oblivion, we knew we had our next contender. AraabMuzik is responsible for such majestic recent Dipset hits as Cam'ron's "Curve," Hell Rell's "For A Profit" and JR Writer's "Gorilla Muzik"—all ridiculously slept on—but in his free time he likes to show off his unnatural fast twitch arm muscles by shredding a sample until it breaks you down mentally. Which of course instantly reminded us of Japanese noise legend and sonic brute, Merzbow (video after the jump), who we saw at the first Arthurfest in LA and haven't been able to hear children speak or birds whistle since. In 2010, we would like to see these kindred spirits join together for some productions. Like maybe a Freekey Zeeky remix or something. (runners up: Black Dice and Fuck Buttons)





Dream Team: Dipset Producer AraabMuzik and Japanese Noise Artist Merzbow