Wugazi, the mashup project of Cecil Otter (of Doomtree fame) and Swiss Andy, have just released their album 13 Chambers. Wu-Tang Clan acapellas from their legendary Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) album are paired with Fugazi tracks from fan-favorite 13 Songs, resulting in thirteen fantastic mixes.
I know what you’re thinking: you’re tired of all these Wu-Tang mixes. This isn’t the first mashup of the Wu and I can guarantee you that it won’t be the last, but the unique pairing of punk-rock and rap make this album a must-listen. Check out “Sleep Rules Everything Around Me”, “Sweet Release”, and “Forensic Shimmy” below for a preview.
GAYNGS have released a new seven-track remix EP titled Affiliyated for free download and streaming. The project features seven songs “regrinded” by members of the Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree who randomly chose 10 stems from the album and then created something entirely new and unique.
You can listen or download the EP in its entirety below.
“To create the GAYNGS’ Regrind EP all of the stems from the bands debut album,Relayted, were arbitrarily named and compiled into a list … [A] collection of producers and musicians … were then instructed to choose only 10, without knowing what songs they came from or what instruments they contained. One could choose anything from four sax solos and six bass lines, to eight keyboards and two background vocals. The combinations that could be chosen were indefinite…the only certainty was that the parts would all be set to the tempo of 69 beats per minute.
From there, the re-grinders were free to chop, pitch-shift, and otherwise pulverize the stems into a new, cohesive song. The only rule was that they must use all 10 stems they were given, and that the tempo must remain at GAYNGS’ standard 69 bpm.”