I used to love Kanye. Graduation is still my favorite album he’s put out. With all that’s been going on lately and the (at least in my opinion) laughable gall that came with Yeezy Season 2, I was expecting an absolute shit storm of an album. Almost a perfect storm of musical atrocities dipped in bravado, stressed to look vintage and sold at the insane mark up of a Tidal subscription… But that’s not what happened.
I pirated the album like thousands of others because, why Tidal? I mean really? But that’s a discussion for another post. Anyway, I tried to clear my mind and listen to the album for what it was. Eight tracks in and so far so good, and then came track 9, “I Love Kanye.” Within the first few lines I was smiling, then I was full blown cracking up at the “man, that’d be sooooo Kanye!” line. When it was over I played it one more time, to make sure I had just heard right. I stopped listening to the album right there and started working on a remix. The song exemplified not just Kanye’s thoughts on what others think, but also what the album was supposed to be.
I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do, so I just chopped the vocals up and made an eight bar loop of a section to get started writing. Within a few hours I had a basic arrangement and I was done with my track in about a week or so. I put it up on my bandcamp because I already have two strikes on my soundcloud account for unofficial remixes, one more gets me banned lol. If you like juke, future bass, and or Kanye, then you need this song in your life. I just recently included the VIP mix, which is the version I myself use to play out. It has a completely different mix down, is way louder at a lower volume, has more controlled lows, and an extra outro section to loop into a transition. It’s completely free so enjoy it and spread it around. I love all of you for continuing to grow along with me. I know LAMEBOT never started out to be anything specific, but it’s safe to say at this point, that there are some stable elements in the LAMEBOT sound. So even as the releases get weirder and the genre lines blur, your support keeps growing. That means the world to me. Thanks.