A trip through time and space: In 1996 US-Drum&Bass legend Soul Slinger together with Supa MC TC Izlam (aka T-Frequency To The Love Degree) released “Zulu Music Pt.1 and 2” on his legendary label “Jungle Sky Records”, having been a platform for so many artists who made their ways into the world´s artist-elite such as A Guy Called Gerald, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Spooky and Air Liquide, just to name a few.
On envloop 005 “Zulu Music 2011 EP” this true jewel of New Yorican Underground found it´s way into the present decade, given a treatment by it´s creator Soul Slinger and Austrian artist Hillberg. What had been anticipating “Dubstep” decades before this genre was born, now comes along as a trippy Hip Hop tune reminiscent of the sound of Stereo MC´s or Gary Clail.
As a matter of course, Envloop´s New York artists I-Cue and Odyssey were invited to contribute their remixes, having been part of DJ Soul Slinger´s “Jungle Sky” and “Liquid Sky” family in the 90’s. I-Cue comes up with a hipsteppin‘ Drum & Bass remix building an audible bridge across the decades. Odyssey then joins with his brother I-Cue and follows up with a pumping Kraftwerky Soul Sonic Electrofunk interpretation of the song.
Soul Slinger´s 1996 Original completes the transatlantic sound-journey, before we hop over “the pond” to Liverpool, England, where Kooky joins in with a UK Electrohouse version in his own typical style. Bremen, Germany based artist Diffr3nt follows up with a pumping Techhouse version that will definitely not let you hold your feet still. And still the tune´s trip in it´s new 2011 shape has not ended: From the Northern German coastline it hops to Vienna, where the Austrian talents of Struboskop dress “Zulu Music 2011” in a funky House-robe.
REMIX PROJECT-BY Hillberg
„Hillberg vs. Soul Slinger feat. TC Izlam
WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY
DJ SOUL SLINGER(Carlos Slinger)
and WORDS AND LETTER BY
LIQUID SKY MUSIC/BMI
Backing Vocals by Thomas Prempeh
Guitars by MC Milovan
Artwork by: amierinkz
Bonus Tracks for free download:
This time envloop comes up to you with two bonus-tunes for free download: Nu Yorican artist I-Cue contributes a funky hip-hoppy mix (I-Cue Sedgwick and Cedar Refix), German artist Mightiness joins the artpiece with a groovy and deep Dubstep mix – enjoy!
I-Cue Sedgwick and Cedar Refix:
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Mightiness Dubstep Remix
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