While some internet darlings are content to merely rehash the glory days of Memphis rap production, M-Town's own DBX is pushing the sound into the present. His "Bullet Strapped Memphis Mix" is a pure psychedelic instrumental banger, like early Triple 6 except with something closer to a modern Chicago Juke or Baltimore club sensibility, propelled not so much by the drums themselves but by the sheer weight of the multi-layered chops of vocal samples. This seemingly fan-made video of anonymous buckin footage turned up on a German YouTube account. Hooray for musical globalization.
Video: DBX, “Bullet Strapped Memphis Mix”
May 18, 2011