Listen: Dan Black Drops Notorious B.I.G. Hyptonize Remix

An amalgam of styles mashed up in this underground epic.

Posted by Michael Bordash on Mon Jul 28, 2008

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Dan Black has just let ‘HYPNTZ’ escape from his stockpile of unreleased material-- and we're glad he did. What was a challenging effort, blending the musical attributes of “Paul’s Boutique” with “Hatful Of Hollow” with “Supa Dupa Fly”, and The Notorious B.I.G. with a lost 80’s sci-fi soundtrack, turned into a catchy and downright ingenious underground epic. It is one of those pieces that makes the producer-in-all-of-us scream: "damn, why didn't I think of that?"

“I knew what kind of music I wanted make, but at first I found it hard to get these conflicting desires to blend well outside of my head. I’d been making these weird remix/mashups for my occasional Djing, so I thought, I’ll take the method I’ve been using for that but use it for song writing instead. The very first thing I tried was HYPNTZ.”

Dan Black - HYPNTZ
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Fusing the ubiquitous beat from “Umbrella” with heavily chopped-up samples from the film soundtrack of John Carpenter’s “Starman”, Dan audaciously decided to cover one of the holiest scriptures of hip hop: “Hypnotize”. By bending Biggie’s brutal, braggadocio, mouth-twisting flow over his own aching, passionate melody, almost miraculously, he transformed the ultimate rap brag into a deeply heartfelt, bittersweet epic.

This piece makes us stand up and take notice of Mr. Black, we are eagerly awaiting what is coming down the pipe.

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