Mind Equals Blown

Mind Equals Blown

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Gorillaz, Andre 3000, James Murphy "Do Ya Thing"

Ridiculousness | Converse

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With Converse’s Three Artists, One Song series, we usually hear a misfit cast of particulars collaborating on genre-busting tunes. Rather than their usual obscure pairings, Converse matched three highly-respected mad scientists: Andre 3000 of Outkast, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, and Damon Albarn, the mastermind of Gorillaz. The surprisingly genius gathering produced an unsurprisingly great song in “DoYaThing,” a bouncy electronic track that should appease fans of each musician.

A few bleeps lead into a groovy loop and a strong verse from Albarn 2D, followed by a big Murphy falsetto chorus that just works. Everything through the second chorus is a clear sum of all parts; its exactly what you would expect from the insanity these musicians have released in the past. Batting clean-up is Benjamin Andre, initially offering his unique singing before dropping into a lightning-quick verse of Ice Cold’s customary rap stylings. Good luck getting “Do ya damn thing, do ya thang, ya thang” out of your head. The multi-talented Andre actually owns the entire second half of the track, singing his way to the abrupt end.

“DoYaThing” is an oreo – a tasty treat that’s exactly what you wanted; the problem is, no one eats just one oreo, and the track has me clamoring for more from the trio. Even the musicians seemed to agree: in an interview, Murphy said, “If we’d have had two weeks, we could have made a whole record, I’m sure of it.” Fortunately, there is another offering coming in a few weeks when Gorillaz release an improvised, 12-minute version of the same track, with a supposedly unreal amount of impromptu Andre proclaiming “I’m the shit!” One can only imagine the hilarity that ensues in the 3x longer version.

It’s fun, it’s nuts, and I want more. Grab “DoYaThing” for free on Converse’s official site.

Author: Jack Appleby View Staff Page for Jack Appleby
That 6’5″ guy you curse about under your breath for standing in front of you at shows. Southern California resident (a fact my fellow MEBers tend to hate me for). Student at Hope International University, where I served two years as Editor-In-Chief of the Hope International Tribune. College basketball player (I’m losing cred by the word). Social networking connoisseur. Musically, I’m all across the board, but tend to hover around ____core and good catchy-rock. Always ready for seven hour Facebook debates on the music industry, your favorite band and anything else. (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 10)
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