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Perhaps the discrepancy between the exquisite beats and excruciating lyrics of booty bass cannot be reconciled, simply tolerated (or embraced). But things are moving on. It will be interesting to see what UK-based producers - less hidebound by stereotypes of the ghetto - do with the medium.

As well as being more interesting texturally, 2003's A Night at the Booty Bar is less crude than 2001's Jefferson Avenue, featuring slightly more input from women and lyrics that manage to be filthy, titillating and explicit without being insulting - or if they are, at least they are equally insulting to men and women.

We live in a hyped-up and hypersexualised world, where the similarity between the words 'organic' and 'orgasmic' provides fodder for a thousand advertising campaigns, where XXXTREME INSTERTIONS GAPING SLUTS are but a few keystrokes away, and everyone's out for the bottom line, be that booty or free drinks at the bar.

Perhaps ghetto-tech, with its lyrical Tourettes, its tales of lust and disgust, its marriage of sex and technology, provides, just like electroclash, an apt soundrack to our caffienated, hopped-up, overstimulated times.

Utimately each era gets the music it deserves. Right now, it seems we deserve a bout of misanthropy, epitomised by lyrics that reduce humans to composite parts - nipples, clits, 10-inch dicks, wallets and keys to the whip. But what the hey. It's got a funky beat, and I can bug out to it.



FURTHER INFORMATION:

UK Bass: info on djs and UK Bass / ghetto-tech club nights in London

FURTHER LISTENING:

DJ Cutlass Supreme presents UK BASS (Novamute)
A Night at the Booty Bar, Disco D (Tommy Boy)
Jefferson Avenue, DJ Assault (Inuit-Solar)


CONTRIBUTORS:

Maiko Kisaka
is a Japanese illustrator who specialises in erotic, provocative and funny drawings. Contact maikokisaka@hotmail.com for more information.

Miss AMP is a London-based freelance writard.


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1) If you are a girl into booty bass and you have a knowledgeable conversation with a man about booty bass at a booty bass album launch party, he will give you free drugs as a mark of respect. FACT!

2 ) If you punch DJ Assault lightly in his big, fat stomach after his dj set to punish him for his stoopid lyrics, he will stare blankly back at you with his mouth hanging open, looking a bit like a confused bulldog. FACT!


 
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