The Loccomotion cousins are back, with a brand new joint influenced by their harcdore metal, drum and bass, and hip hop influences, thanks to Julien Luna aka MC TEA (pronounce it in a french style please...).
His background ranges from hardcore hip hop with his first band Paradis Apokaliptik, dirty crunky sound with his collaboration with Kid Rolex in the Cumshot Deluxe project to punk vibes as he was sharing the mic with Jimmy Pouzet in the band The Bernardos.
Having shared the stage with Paradis Apokaliptik during a festival in the late 90’s back in the days when Olivier and André were playing in the infamous Rectal Humiliation punk grind core project, the Loccomotion – MC TEA collab started last october after, as many Argent Sale stories, a heavy drinking night. Olivier had to use his persuasion skills, playing beats over and over to Julien, to convince him he could spit some verses on Loccomotion’s music.
Ideas sparkled instantly into Julien’s brain when he heard the « Spartacus » beat. Build around two samples from Alain Weber’s « Forte Fortis XXVI » release on Kid Chocolat’s Poor Records imprint, this tracks spins at a drum and bass tempo but sounds like a hip-hop – metal crossover just like it used to be done in the 90’s.
Enjoy this dark, powerful and sarcastic release !
Mixed by David Weber at The Studio des Forces Motrices, Geneva. Mastered by Stuart Hawkes at Metropolis group, London.
Artwork by Jérôme Doudet