Wednesday, July 20, 2005

THE GANGSTA RAP OF PHILIP GLASS

I can see using some instrumental music from contemporary composer Philip Glass in one or two mash-ups with some rap vocals, but a whole album? Leave it to Boston's mighty mighty DJBC, whose full-length collection of various rappers rhyming over Phil's tunes, "Glassbreaks," debuts online today for your downloading pleasure.

The Beastie Boys, Q-Tip, The Fugees, and Dizzee Rascal are among the MCs who might be shocked to hear themselves accompanied by dignified modern classical music from albums like "Glassworks" and the monumental opera "Einstein On The Beach." But Glass's chugging rhythms are a snug fit with the head-bobbing hip-hop beatz so expertly crafted here, and, after all, Glass has delved into the profane world of pop himself - the debut album by Polyrock, an early-80s band he was involved with, is one of my fave new-wave obscurities.


UPDATE 11/08: Now available here.

7 comments:

neminem said...

I like how I already knew about it from GYBO. Yay for being in the know :D.

dj BC said...

Thanks bro!

John Eje Thelin said...

Argh - bandwidth exceeded.

Any clue as to where there might be a mirror?

Mr Fab said...

No mirrors yet - hopefully soon.

Mr Fab said...

djbc sez:
This will return on next Monday, but most of the other boots will be gone.

Mr Fab said...

No sooner did it return then bc got a cease-and-desist from Glass's people and had to take it down. Aw poop. But he might get at least one of the tracks released offically. Maybe. Unless they're just yanking his crank...

Austin 'Danger' Garrison said...

Any torrents for glassbreaks? Id pay a big freaking internet in exchange for it.
Please? I'm beggging.
Oh,also, you should check out the beastles-another DJBC mashup. it freaking rules.
Torrent, please?
~dangergarrison