Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Newcleus VS. Holy Ghost!
When Nick and I make music we communicate almost entirely through a series of grunts, sighs, ehhhs, and occasionally, when we're very lucky, non-sequtors like "fire!" or "jelly!" -- which mean we have something OK. Another thing we say when something is good, spooky, or funky is " oooh, Newcleus!" - which means it sounds like Newcleus - the legendary electro-rap crew from the early 80's and one of our longtime musical reference points.
So, when it came time to find remixers for our next single, I took a shot in the dark and emailed Cozmo D through the Newcleus fansite. Fast forward 3 months and Cozmo D, the man himself, is walking up the steps of our Brooklyn studio to do a final mix of his remix for our single " I Will Come Back."
Not surprisingly, Cozmo was a complete pleasure to work with. We particularly appreciated his honesty about our original track: "Honestly guys, what is this song about! It makes no sense!"
Here's a clip of us doing the final mix with Cozmo. It will be out on the DFA 12" for "I Will Come Back" soon... and its got the jelly. -- Alex