There’s no slowing down for DJ Muggs. Hot off the January 15th release of his Ultra Music full-length Bass For Your Face, the legendary Cypress Hill producer is releasing a remix EP of his heavy cut “Wikid” from his new album. Public Enemy’s Chuck D rhymes on the single and track. “I was trying to take the spirit, that raw PE energy and give it a futuristic twist. Chuck is one of my heroes man, I grew up on Chuck D, being educated by him and inspired by him, it’s an honor to work with him. “
The Remix EP package features four smashing remixes by four smashing, forward-looking producers – Craze, 6 Blocc, Des McMahon and Protohype.
Nicaraguan-American DJ Craze is a master purveyor of hip-hop, drum-n-bass, breaks, and Miami bass, and he scratches his drum-n-bass itch on this take of DJ Muggs’ “Wikid”. The track is chopped up and sprinkled of with an eclectic smattering of baby voice samples, horns, claps, drips, and just about every other sonic instrumentation you could think of. It’s a modern shade of Polow Da Don mixed with a future experimental style of bass music.
Bad-ass producer Max Hype, aka Protohype, was born and buttered in LA. He really goes in on this cut of DJ Muggs’ “Wikid”. Heady Tunes premiered the cut and says of the track “Protohype, one of the most bad ass producers to come out of LA, is at it again with another big drop….this song bumps too hard.” Don’t lose your footing on this one, you’ll never be able to catch up to Protohype’s insane beats.
Premiered by White Raver Rafting last week, the site calls young ginger-haired producer Des McMahon’s remix of the original DJ Muggs song “a composition of pulsating wobbles, cryptic buildups and a flawless drumstep kick”. It’s a tasty salad of a remix can be dished up anywhere – in the club as well as your car (just be careful not to blow your speakers).
The esteemed 6 Blocc also got his smell all over the track with a trappy take on “Wikid”. The producer bares his teeth and shows his twisted side in West Coast Trap, a full-on, fast-paced beat that drills in through the brain and out through the body. It’s booty-shaking grit that brings instant night music from one of LA’s hottest DJs and Producers to your DAW.
You know DJ Muggs the hip-hop producer (platinum albums with Cypress Hill, House of Pain’s smash “Jump Around”—plus a dozen stellar albums of collaborations in the Vs. series, as Soul Assassins and otherwise), the globetrotting hip-hop club DJ (spinning 100+ dates annually) and the experimental recording artist (2003 genre-defying album Dust). Take a breath and get ready for a new chapter in the Muggs story—and forget everything you thought you knew.
With Bass For Your Face (Ultra Music), the Los Angeles producer turns his considerable hard-won skills and discerning ear to dubstep, glitch, dub electronics in 10 original tracks (2 bonus tracks) featuring rising stars of hip-hop, a grime legend, a hip-hop god—but also an unknown Finnish singer discovered on SoundCloud. It’s not a typical hip-hop album, or a dubstep collection for that matter. It’s a 21st century hip-hop album built on futuristic dubstep production technique featuring rappers and vocalists operating on the leading edge of the underground. It’s safe to say it could only exist in 2013.
It’s far from a safe record, but Muggs wouldn’t have it any other way.