In November 2015, the Minneapolis duo Bones & Beeker—consisting
of singer-songwriter Anthony Newes and producer/multi-instrumentalist
BK-One—quietly released a self-titled gem of a debut. Hip-hop producer
BK-One (aka Brendan Kelly) had previously spent years on the road as
the touring DJ for Rhymesayers MC Brother Ali. So after releasing his
own album, BK-One reached out to Ali and other friends to help craft a
hip-hop EP out of source material from the Bones & Beeker record.
First onboard was DJ extraordinaire Cut Chemist (Jurassic 5), who is
about to drop his own album,
, and is currently supporting it on a
North American tour. On the “World Behind” remix, Cut Chemist channels
turntable elders Double Dee & Steinski and offers a funky retake with
massive, moving drums.
Minneapolis neighbor and Rhymesayers affiliated rapper P.O.S. steps up
to drop a verse on the funky favorite “Each Time I Die.” P.O.S., a Doomtree
Collective member, has just dropped his own album,
now on Doomtree.
Minneapolis Afro-futurist collective ZULUZULUU—one of BK-One’s
favorite bands—could be considered kindred spirits with Bones &
Beeker, as both groups ditch convention and move to the beat of their
own drums. ZULUZULUU takes on “Wind-Up Dolls” and starts from
scratch, recording their own blissed-out take.
Acclaimed Rhymesayers rapper Brother Ali sprinkles the sauce on the
fan-favorite track “Heartbroken in Love”—the original song was recently
licensed for the Netflix series Easy.
Coming off his critically acclaimed album, 2017’s Brick Body Kids Still
Daydream (Mello Music), Open Mike Eagle blesses the BK-One re-edit
of “A Song for Al’s Dead Mother.” A Chicago native and friend of the
Doomtree Collective, Open Mike Eagle now resides in Los Angeles as a
member of Project Blowed.
Superblack has got the beats. Famed De La Soul producer Prince Paul,
rapper/drummer J-Zone, and ego trip cofounder (and man-of-many-
talents) Sacha Jenkins joined forces to mess around with music. They
remix the B&B single “Lupine,” focusing on the raw drums that ground
and move forward the art and culture that is hip-hop.
1. World Behind (Cut Chemist Remix)
2. Each Time I Die (feat. P.O.S.)
3. Wind-Up Dolls (Reimagined by ZULUZULUU)
4. Heartbroken in Love (feat. Brother Ali)
5. A Song for Al’s Dead Mother (Re-Edit feat. Open Mike Eagle)
6. Lupine (Superblack Remix) Available from 30.03.2018
available digitally & vinyl March 30th Wax Poetics via Fat Beats