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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Track(s) of the Day: Bossasaurus' Giant Tunes

Posted By on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 7:30 AM

In this week's paper, Phillip Mlynar profiles Oakland remix/production crew Bossasaurs. He writes of this group of hip-hop heads and dinosaur hoodie retailers:

All four members of Bossasaurus are serious about their aims to be seen as creators. They openly scorn the current remix scene, dissing "laptop DJs," lamenting re-edits of songs as something that takes "not much skill," bemoaning the "general lousy quality of mixtapes," and even ranting at Kanye West's generous use of Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" for his own "Stronger," a song they tag as "music for cornballs." But they also appreciate how remixes can act as jumping-off devices. Negatron readily admits that by virtue of being a Web-released project, on one level their mixtape Shove These Fossils up Your Magnificent Creationist Ass is "a ploy to attract listeners from multiple genres and other artists."

You can check out the full story on these on-the-rise guys here. But we also have a couple of their tracks for folks to check out. Above is the Bossasaurus vs Aesop Rock remix from Shove. And right here, their original slice of sweet space-hop, "Silent World of Dreams."

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