Thursday

Simple lyrics, simple flows/Got the ravers on their toes



This is "Funky Anthem", the new single by Crazy Cousinz featuring MC Versatile, the guy who appeared on DJ NG's "Tell Me". I remember I (jokingly) described "Bongo Jam" by Crazy Cousinz as "Tell Me" multiplied by "Pow" to the power of T2, which the producers then began quoting in interviews. Well, I could not be more sincere when I say that "Funky Anthem" is the sum of "Heartless Theme" and "Champagne Dance" divided by the reciprocal of 21 Seconds, raised to the power of 138 Trek.

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18 comments:

El Presidente Hugo Chavez said...

horrendous

Anonymous said...

this sounds like an awful knock off of gabryelle refix with a bruza vocal. 'do you mind' it isn't.

Anonymous said...

fucking hell that is shit.

fucking shit.

if thats what people are going to remember funky by then that music is fucked.

Anonymous said...

tune of the year. simple.

Anonymous said...

the inherent problem with letting grime producers make 4x4 beats is that after about 3 tunes a lot of them will just get lazy and resort to samples and presets. at least not having a 4/4 kick makes them work a bit harder. this is such a drastic amount worse than the kyla rmx or jazmine sullivan rmx that i'm finding it hard to believe even they think its any good.

Mecha Poitier said...

This "Funky" could well be the UK's answer to Reggaeton. This is not a good thing.

Anonymous said...

funky is upping the timmy mallet levels.

first bongo jam, then this - this scene is loving its novelty records isnt it?

slackk said...

NO YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND IT'S GOOD BECAUSE THEY MADE IT SOUND LIKE AN UNDERGROUND HIT THAT WOULDN'T GET ANYTHING THAN A WHITE LABEL AND SAID COVENTRY ON IT SO IT'S A BANGER K THANKS

Anonymous said...

fuck me sideways. just heard this again and it is truly awful. thank fuck lil silva's bringing out funky flex.

Anonymous said...

this is the only good funky tune i've heard. all that 'do u mind' jazz diva bollocks can fuck off.

Anonymous said...

'funky flex' is the worst lil silva tune. it sounds like he made it in 3 mins.

Anonymous said...

the people who dont like this are the people who go and read simon reynolds's blog to find out what he has to say about funky and then they start quoting his one-liners on forums. they dont like it cos it doesnt fit in with what simon reynolds's description of funky is.

that's why i love this song.

james p said...

"this sounds like an awful knock off of gabryelle refix"

...which was a MASSIVE rip-off of a house tune.

those strings are a preset on reason anyway. i'm making a a tune with them and it sounds like all of this.

slackk said...

people still listen to simon reynolds?

Anonymous said...

crapola

Anonymous said...

"the people who dont like this are the people who go and read simon reynolds's blog"


or....they don't like it because actually, it isn't a very good song, especially compared to some of the other stuff around.

slackk said...

"Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes," though, that's a tune. Much better than this in terms of what this tune's trying to do.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyJpWQi0sBM

Anonymous said...

reynolds doesnt like funky anyway -he might have had the right idea tbh, a lot of it is shit. dont think i could stomach a whole funky night cos of how much cheese theyd play.