Influential producer and musician Arthur Baker has worked with Afrika Bambaataa, Hall & Oates and New Order, has returned to music with Slam Dunk’d, a classic disco project made in the modern era.
The song ‘No Price’ was originally made in 1979 but the label due to release it went bankrupt and the multitracks for the song was lost. Baker found it three decades later in an archive of tape reels in a New Jersey storage unit.
So he asked AL-P of MSTRKFT to help turn the song into a finished cut and they added Dave 1 of Chromeo on vocals. The result is a strutting string-laden synth-disco stomper.
There’ll be more Slam Dunk’d music and live shows in the coming months.
Chromeo’sWhite Women is certainly one of my most anticipated albums of 2014. We’ve already heard two killer tracks from it – ‘Sexy Socialite’ and ‘Over My Shoulder’ and the Canadian electro funkateers have also promised collabs with Ezra Koening, Solange, Pat Mahoney and Mtume’s Tawatha Agee.
You can hear Chaz Bundick aka Toro Y Moi on the vocals for ‘Come Alive’, an ’80s electro jam true to the duo’s style.
We’ve already established that ‘Sexy Socialite’ is up there with Chromeo’s best work. For their Late Nite With Jimmy Fallon performance, they kicked it up a notch with a stonking funky talkbox-flaunting rendition with the help of Death From Above 1979’s Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F. Keeler and a gospel choir. The only downside is Jimmy says the track is on iTunes now but only if you’re in North America. What a tune.