February 17, 2005



Diplo writes:

"Hey Sasha. Yeah, we definitely patterned "Bucky Done Gun" after the Deise Tigrona track, and cleared it down in Rio directly (or XL did something with it - not sure on the specifics). But we replayed the horns I chopped so as not to give all the publishing to the man who made the Rocky theme song (Bill Conti, "Gonna Fly Now"). It's more of an homage to the original version, and the drums are from this Miami bass record that's the basis for about 85 percent of carioca funk tracks.

But I'm a litte sad you linked to the Mr. Bongo comp. That dude is an asshole, 100 percent.

I understand that people have issues with me representing funk music, something I wasn't looking to do and something I'm not really capable of. It ain't like I'm capitalizing on anything besides a lack of DJs these days trying to play something new and danceable. I'm just lucky that I get to play this stuff for a large, perceptive crowd that few people besides the cats in Rio get to (even though its always at the end of the night). But I do it cause I love it, not because its cool or making me rich. Remember: I bought a ticket to Rio just to buy mix CDs over a year ago because I didnt know how else to get them. "

Posted by Sasha at February 17, 2005 01:40 PM | TrackBack