Words by Eddie STATS Houghton and Jesse Serwer
Blondtron f. Prince Zimboo, Bouncin’ Bush Stew (via Mad Decent): If you’ve heard Major Lazer’s Guns Don’t Kill People, People Do, you’ve already been tickled–or offended–by “African” deejay Prince Zimboo. One of several comical alter egos of Jamaican producer Asani Morris, Zimboo has turned up more frequently lately, even voicing a tune on Federation Sound’s brand-new Flatlands riddim. Our Mad Decent connect Jillionaire alerted us to Bouncin’ Bush Stew, a collaboration between Morris and Canadian DJ Blondtron. Mostly, the tape showcases Blondtron’s eclectic tastes: She blends Ace of Base’s “All that She Wants” and “Teach Me How to Dougie,” and makes several pitstops in Africa (Spoek Mathambo, Dr Alban’s “Hello Afrika”). Zimboo serves primarily as host, offering absurd commentary (“Heh, Blondtron, you run naked with me in the bush in a porcupine quill thong, heh—it is a security feature, that way you will be not attacked by any wild creature”). Listen to the end, though, for a handful of original tunes, like the hilarious faux-culture tune “Manners” (“You used to live in the country mining bauxite/Then you come to di town, and sell your backside…It’s not right”). Get the tracklisting here, read Jillionaire’s commentary here, and download at either.