Published Nov 23, 2016Though he's often credited as one of the founding fathers of footwork, it's only in recent years that RP Boo has been given the recognition he deserves. While others like DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn have garnered a broader audience much more quickly, RP Boo's slow rise and acknowledgment is belatedly hitting its payoff. Tired of working day jobs and finally having enough knowledge of the craft to take on producing and DJing as a full-time gig, RP Boo's subsequent releases have been products of his mastery.
The Ultimate is an album teeming with colourful samples and incomparable percussive programming. Sesame Street's Pinball Number Count gets a makeover on "Bang with the Funk," its vocal samples chopped and tossed while keeping the '70s funk bass line and original electric piano. Meanwhile "What Am I" brilliantly pulls from Jocelyn Brown's classic "Somebody Else's Guy," her vocals absolutely shredded and layered into a distressing call as rapid-fire snares and frenetic hi-hats run across the track.
This six-track EP is RP Boo's call of freedom, and it's a welcome one at that. (Planet Mu)