DeeJay Punk-Roc

DeeJay Punk-Roc

ChickenEye

Independiente/Epic

Having remixed tracks for bands as varied as Korn, the Beastie Boys and Pitchshifter, Brooklyn’s DeeJay Punk-Roc drop-kicks club music into the new millennium on his debut, ChickenEye. Drawing from old school beats and hip hop style, ChickenEye ignites an explosion of diverse textures where the big beats come straight from the heart. What stands out here is Punk-Roc’s playfully warped sense of humor. The tantrum of a spoiled child looping through “I Hate Everybody,” gets layered between James Brown sound bites and dialogue from 60s youth culture films. The staccato dance groove of “All You Ladies” has the commercial viability of Daft Punk’s “Around the World.” “No Meaning” mixes scratching with sampled jazz-lounge piano, producing something like Grandmaster Flash meets Combustible Edison, and “Far Out” announces “Hardcore beat box action” over a frenetic urban rap infused with electronic dance beats. Deejay Punk-Roc clearly had a great time making ChickenEye, and the proof is in the playing. Epic Records, 550 Madison, 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10022-3211

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