By David Peter Simon | October 23rd, 2011
The praise says it all: “Rough and dirty, got the funk and destroying dance floors.” Straight up, this young turntablist from Germany is performing at another level.
B-ju is an award-winning DJ who makes music stuck somewhere “between funky boom-bap and groggy rap.” This track here off his debut EP Dog Day is excellence externalized. Kicking off with a simple drum hook, it coasts along for 3 minutes and 27 seconds of pure groove. The song draws you in like a moth to a flame — before you know it you’re bopping your head along with the repetitive beatloop. Not even kidding, it’s like nicotine to listen to, and I promise you’ll press replay over and over again.
The EP, dedicated to his buddy Danilo, is brimming with style; the five songs, as Knowledge Magazine put it, define the European beat scene right now. The album was released digitally via Error Broadcast and had a limited run of 7″s featuring treats by 1000names and Herrmutt Lobby. Sadly, sold out. No wonder they’re calling it a contemporary classic.
Don’t miss this fresh Eurobeatbaker. Turn up your headphones and drink in the meritage of bump-heavy French dancefloor paired to dope 90s rap.