Most often, reimaginings are bland interpretations of songs that add little to the original. The Pro-Teens take on MF DOOM’s ‘Curls’ isn’t like that.
The rotating Melbourne collective helmed by prolific drummer Hudson Whitlock once again delivers an impeccable tribute release to the late MF DOOM.
Everything we loved about the track is bundled into marimba shaking, guitar twinging, with angular organ tones, and boom-bap drums. As the song fades out, The Pro-Teens insert a danceable outro of their design.
Bandleader Whitlock explains: “As the sessions went on, the Pro-Teens traversed lots of ground with the arrangements and productions. This diversity of tones, moods, feels and arrangements was an intentional act to mirror the diversity within DOOM’s own diverse musical vocabulary. We wanted to fluctuate between putting their own spin on DOOM’s classic tunes as well as staying true to the original source.”
The vibrant reimagination is just what you need on this glorious morning. Press play and turn up the volume!
If you missed last year’s tribute to the late great rapper/producer, check out Peachfuzz b/w One Beer here.
Doomsday b/w Curls will be available digitally and on 7″ vinyl via College Of Knowledge Records on July 29th. Grab your copy via Bandcamp.