GHOSTFUNK… savour the latest project from NYC’ wayward re-mixer, Max Tannone

OK people, make some noise and hit that download button ’cause here comes ‘Ghostfunk’– the latest episode from wayward NYC based remixer Max Tannone. His latest venture is to pair one of his favorite hip-hop artists, Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, with vintage African funk, high-life, and psychedelic rock music. Nice.

GHOSTFUNK : Artwork by Joe Dichiara.

Max Tannone is responsible for crafting a batch of seriously unique remix albums. He burst onto the scene in early ’09 with ‘Jaydiohead’, combining the sounds Jay-Z and Radiohead. Catching the ears of MTV, NBC, hundreds of blogs, music news sites, and vinyl bootleggers, the project had Jay-Z himself tweeting – “There are 3 or 4 real gems on Jaydiohead.”

Following ‘Jaydiohead’, the Beastie Boys contacted Max for a special remix within a remix to promote the re-release of their seminal ‘Check Your Head’ album. Entitled ‘Doublecheck Your Head’, Max rose to the challenge, deftly weaving together a bunch of Beastie’s tracks to create a feisty re-interpretation of the punk-rap classic.

Max followed that with the vibesin’ ‘Mos Dub’ which dropped in spring 2010. Merging the lyrical styles of Brooklyn legend Mos Def with dub-wise masters like King Tubby and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, ‘Mos Dub’ is simply a 10 track gem that rocks! A sequel, ‘Dub Kweli’, featuring Mos Def’s oft-partner in crime, Talib Kweli, surfaced in late August of 2010, just prior to ‘Selene’, a five song EP inspired by the science fiction movie Moon.

So, for you musical pleasure, you can download ‘Ghostfunk’, ‘Mos Dub’ et al, free of charge, on Max’s website.

About Paul Brad

Freelance journalist / Publisher / Editor - Straight No Chaser magazine / Editor - L FM : Broadcasting In A Pandemic - Gilles Peterson (Worldwide FM) / Publisher: From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz: A History Of The UK Jazz Dance Scene by Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove / Music Fan: Interplanetary Sounds: Ancient to Future / Cultural Event Consultant & Activist / Nei Jia practitioner
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