Video: Watch Spank Rock talk past, present and forthcoming LP
In anticipation of his long awaited second full-length, ‘Everything is Boring & Everyone is a F—ing Liar’, Naeem Juwan, aka Spank Rock, has revealed a new clip in which he talks about everything from how it all started to the sound of the new album.
Originating from the wall-sweating, pipe-bursting, hip-grinding basements of the Baltimore Bass movement, Juwan linked up with the Diplo-powered Hollertronix crew and began crafting the type of live performances that have become underground legend.
2006 saw Spank Rock’s debut release, the seminal electro/rap/booty album ‘YoYoYoYoYo’ with production partner Alex XXXchange Epton. Thom Yorke of Radiohead named ‘YoYoYoYoYo’ as one of his Top 10 albums for 2006 and Spank Rock were invited to tour alongside everyone from Beck to Bjork to the Beastie Boys, and make records with Kylie Minogue, Mos Def and Santigold. He also featured alongside The View’s Kyle Falconer on “The Bike Song” on Mark Ronson’s 2010 album release ‘Record Collection’.
Ronson returned the favour by producing “#1 Hit” on the new album. Much of the remaining production on “Everything…” comes from German electro producer Boys Noize. Other tracks are produced by XXXChange, Popo (Mad Decent), Leif (Das Racist), Chris Devlin, Tyler Pope (!!!) & Savage Skulls (who were behind club smash “Bad Gal” with Robyn). Guest vocalists include Santigold ( “Car Song”) and New Orleans Sissy Bounce star Big Freedia (“Nasty”).
Despite much of the hype around dance music from Baltimore having faded years ago, Spank Rock has dropped an album that people can freak to now and forever. Spank Rock is touring Australia over summer with Summerfieldayze & Pyramid Rock already announced.
Check out the clip below:
‘Everything is Boring & Everyone is a F—ing Liar’ is out 30th Sept on POD through Inertia