HEAT! Fresh Kils and Uncle Fester (together known as The Extremities) are back at it again with another routine, this time blending Portishead's "Strangers" and "Sour Times" with O.C.'s "Time's Up" to create "Sour Times Up" -- not just a clever name-twist but a dope combination from two unexpected corners of the music world. Even better, the guys were kind enough to give us the honours of premiering it. The routine comes as the Toronto/Halifax duo prepare to embark on a U.S. tour to promote their new album, Instruments. Check out the routine below and read the mini-interview after the jump.
FIYAH! The Extremities just released the remixed version of Rich Kidd's "Don't Sleep On Me", matching it alongside the original visuals. This was a personal favourite of mine off The Extremities' Re:Fresh record, so I'm definitely excited to see this one. Make sure you check out our recent interview with Uncle Fester, and while you're at it, give our interview with Fresh Kils a read too. Check out the visuals to The Extremities' remix below; you definitely don't want to sleep on this one (alright, alright, that was an obvious pun, but you get the picture).
Interview by: Martin Bauman Even if you haven't heard the name Uncle Fester before, chances are you've probably heard one of his records. As one half of The Extremities (along with Fresh Kils), he's been responsible for some of the most impressive hip-hop coming out of Canada in the past five years - take a listen to The Mint Condition and see for yourself. In addition to his work with Kils, Uncle Fester has been putting in a ton of work with fellow Nova Scotian Ambition, as well as with his extensive Backburner crew. Most recently, he's back behind the boards alongside Fresh Kils for The Extremities' latest release, Re:Fresh, an 11-track album featuring official remixes of songs from the likes of Skyzoo, Rich Kidd, D-Sisive, and a whole bunch of other emcees. The Come Up Show caught up with Uncle Fester to discuss Re:Fresh, digging for records, Backburner, and much more. Read the full interview after the jump.
I've been waiting on this one for a while! The Extremities (Fresh Kils and Uncle Fester) just released their latest project, Re:Fresh. The 11-track release features official remixes from various artists' original projects. All of the superb production is handled by Kils and Fes, and all cuts are handled by Fes (with the exception of DJ Grouch on "Like This" and DJ Pangea Delphi on "Lift Off"). A couple early favourites are "Don't Sleep" with Rich Kidd, "Just The Day" with Relic & Saukrates, and "Recreation" with Ghettosocks. Stream and pay what you can for Re:Fresh below.
The Extremities are all set to release their latest project Re:Fresh this Wednesday, May 8th, and to get you prepped for its arrival, they've released the cover art and track list for the album. If you've followed our posts on The Extremities in the past, you'll know that I was a huge fan of their previous album, The Mint Condition. With an absolutely solid lineup of guest appearances announced for Re:Fresh, their upcoming album promises to be just as special. For a taste of the project, check out their remix of The Get By's "Lift Off". Check out the track listing below, as well as a preview of the album. Track list: 1. Cold Cheese w/ ELMNT, Brandon Dramatic & Roshin 2. Like This w/ D-Sisive, Guilty Simpson & DJ Grouch 3. Don’t Sleep w/ Rich Kidd 4. Likkle Champion w/ Ain’t No Love & Skyzoo 5. Lift Off w/ The Get By 6. That Purple w/ JD Era 7. Lost & Found w/ Ambition 8. Just The Day w/ Relic & Saukrates 9. Morning After w/ Apollo & Wordsworth 10. Recreation w/ Ghettosocks 11. The Getaway w/ Fraction, Prince Po & Maya Killtron