In reviewing Maxmillion Dunbar's House of Woo album in February, contributor Jason Randall Smith noted, “jacking tendencies of house and the high tech soul of techno are both held in capable hands, but Dunbar’s background in hip-hop plays a significant role on this release as well, reminding all within earshot of the three-way flirtation that these musical styles have engaged in for decades now.” Today Dunbar furthered those “jacking tendencies” and the honored tradition of edits and remixes that house, techno and hip hop all engage by releasing the Woo Daps mixtape.
The Woo Daps mixtape is a blurring of the profiles explored on House of Woo, as Dunbar blends edits and dubs from Aaron Coyes of Peaking Lights, Co La, Ttam Renat, and Downtown NYC legends Peter Zummo and Protect-U. Clocking in at 53 minutes, Woo Daps injects new life into Dunbar's original takes through live drumming and the valued influence of a highly respected cast of collaborators. We're particularly smitten with the 90's rap interlude around the 27-minute mark, which sounds like it was lifted straight from Pete Rock or Diamond D's hard drive.
Maxmillion Dunbar's Woo Daps and House of Woo are out now on RVNG.Intl.