In anticipation of the November 19, 2012 release of the thunderous compilation Choice Cuts 2 on our sister-label Slit Jockey, we are giving away the instrumental of one of compilation’s crown jewels. And this might be most generous Seclus Jockey release yet.
Slit Jockey generals, Dev79 & El Carnicero, once again prove that when their talents combine, the result is audible volatility. The last time Dev79 and El Carnicero collaborated on their energetic “Up Against The Wall” featuring Philadelphia’s MC Elixir, the duo created one of the highlights of Seclusiasis’ Dev79 presents Street Bass Anthems Volume 5. And now these gutter twins of Street Bass have reformed to deliver the leftfield dance hall production, “I’m Burnin’” for Choice Cuts 2. The original version features the infamous verbosity of Warrior Queen (Ninja Tune) and Jamaican badbwoy, Dolla Koin, but what really makes “I’m Burnin’” pop are the surreal snares and claps dancing beneath the vocals. The track finds some kind of balance between dancehall, grime, breakcore, and street bass – a manic drum progression beneath shrill synth stabs and lofty spaced organs. “I’m Burnin’” sounds like Lee Scratch Perry’s Black Ark years as interpreted through the mind of Richard D. James. And this fantastic oddity is yours FOR FREE.