Yes I blog about Hip-Hop and Dance, and according to the strict coda of Pure Funk ethics Beck does not qualify as either Hip-Hop or Dance. However, Beck's new track Orphan's is produced by DJ Dangermouse, the venerable producer behind Gnarls Barkley, Jay-Z's Grey Album & many others, so there is a link, however tenuous it maybe. Hey, it's hump day, let me run with it!
Anyway, this track and the other two off his new album Chemtrails, are streaming over at ilike, and whilst they are teeming with 60's influences, those influences are delightfully offset by thumping basslines and head-snapping snare's. Oh, and did I mention Ms Cat Power herself, Chan Marshall is on the track, adding her steamy, dreamy voice to the proceedings? Check it.
Stream: Beck - Orphans