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Tricky Meets South Rakkas Crew


Three cheers for what­ever bright spark brought Tricky and Florida pro­duc­tion dons South Rakkas Crew to­gether. On the ta­ble are tracks from Tricky’s ex­cel­lent 2008 al­bum,

Knowle Best Boy, which are then nipped, tucked and tweaked by pro­duc­ers who’ve made their bones work­ing with dance­hall giants such as Bee­nie Man, Bounty Killer and Siz­zla and graft­ing elec­tri­fy­ing remixes for Ali­cia Keys, Beck and Tim­ber­lake. Baca­tive is where this sound­clash takes flight, with the re­cast track now a low-slung, bump­ing bass mon­ster full of mis­chief and sci-fi un­ease. Else­where, the spacey grooves, ram­pant elec­tro re­work­ings and swag­ger­ing, stonk­ing bass will get you hum­ming. If this is what the South Rakkas dudes can do with Tricky’s sec­ond-hand stuff, imag­ine what a straight-up col­lab­o­ra­tion might pro­duce. www.mys­pace. com/trick­ola

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