Free DangerDoom EP
You can download the new DangerDoom EP Occult Hymn for free from the Adult Swim website. By the sounds of things it wont be available for long, so best be quick. It features seven tracks (two of which are skits), one of which is Korn Dogz, a track that was made available to download via MySpace a couple of weeks back.
I haven't listened to it yet*, but I did listen to Korn Dogz a couple of weeks back and it's a pretty cool track. If you aren't in-the-know DangerDoom is emcee MF DOOM and producer Danger Mouse – they originally teamed up last year to release the album The Mouse & The Mask. I'm not sure of the full story, but I presume these 'new' tracks are left overs from last years' project.
As far as newer work goes from these two, well, Danger Mouse is one half of Gnarls Barkley (along with Cee-Lo) and MF DOOM has recently worked on a yet-to-be-released album with Ghostface (of Wu-Tang fame). Anyway, drop me some comments bout anything DOOM or Mouse related, particularly bout this EP.
I've now listened to the EP (aka: found a short gap in my ever-so-busy schedule!). The first skit is like an intro track really, then track two, El Chupa Nibre Remix, is a real laid back and funky remix of the track originally featured on last years' album called El Chupa Libre. Perfect Hair II is the third track on the EP – it's a more retro-funky follow up to Perfect Hair from the album. Then track four presents us with Korn Dogz, the definite stand out track on the EP – not essentially mind-blowing, but definitely catchy and funky. As a side note, the pedant in me is really hating the inconsistency with the track name Korn Dogs, or is it Korn Dogz?! I need to know which it is! Argh! Anyway, track five; Skit 2, not too much to be said, I mean it's a skit, just some talking over a beat – a nice beat though. Only thing is, it's a bloody long skit! Perhaps more just a chance to showcase some Danger Mouse beats. Track six is a remix of Sofa King, one of my fav tracks from the album. This remix is cool – very laid back and funky, just the way I like it. The last track (seven) is a Madlib remix of Space Ho's, a typically psychedelic Madlib effort.
Basically, this is free, so if you remotely like MF DOOM or Danger Mouse, then download it! If you're thinking of getting this on vinyl, do so if are rich or if you really liked last years' album – it's like the bonus disc that never was. The leftovers. But very enjoyable either way, and when it's totally free, you just cant argue!