Madlib – Thuggin’ (Instrumental) (Cody Currie’s Re – Jazz)

This week we bring you a house rework of a hip-hop classic. Off the back of last month’s successful ‘re-jazz’ of MF Doom’s ‘Devil’s Shoestring’, producer Cody Currie has done it again. This time he’s taken an instrumental version of ‘Thuggin’’, an iconic track from Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s 2011 EP that acted as a preview for their critically-acclaimed 2014 album ‘Piñata’.

It’s everything you could want from a house rework. Currie has upped the tempo, built out the topline and added punch to the bass; all the while retaining the the same hip-hop swagger exuded by the original.

This London-based producer is fairly new to the game. The past year has seen him release a small handful of original tracks and reworks, laying the groundwork for the recent release of his latest EP. Entitled ‘Beer Machine’, the record is a 5 track dance-fuelled production of sampled house, rich with soul and hip-hop influences. If the start of the year is anything to go by, this is a producer who plans to make 2017 his year. Watch this space.

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