Well, here’s a rap oddity that I can’t seem to get out of my mind. Sampling the original Willy Wonka film and Pink Floyd, Wesleyan grad Darwin Deez makes a paler shade of hip hop. It’s infused with some sort of spacey sound underlining a fairly stock beat line. The voices of Willy and Charlie drift in and out of the steady stream of free-form poetry and pop culture references. Are we entering any new territory? Perhaps. I’m beginning to wonder how pop culture worked before we collectively created pop culture. Slippery traces of The Donna Reed Show theme percolate through “Pure Imagination Part 2,” and a few cuts later I wonder if Walt Disney would object to this splattered mix up of his oeuvre. Oh, yeah, his oeuvre now lives in a vat of liquid nitrogen, and this audio frappé will evaporate before he defrosts. This extremely extreme example of the modern mix culture is a free download; you can do much worse by sending your money to Sony. I think I’m getting a sweet tooth for Mr. Deez and his turntables of marzipan.
Darwin Deez: darwindeez.com/wonkybeats