Interview by: Martin Bauman If you're a fan of MPC routines, there's a good chance you've heard the name Fresh Kils before. The Toronto-based producer/engineer has made a name for himself over the past couple years by turning familiar songs ("Live And Let Die", the Transformers theme, the Price is Right theme, etc.) into full-out head-nodding hip-hop routines, and winning the Sound Battle Royale in the process. Along the way, he's also chalked up some impressive credentials in the studio, crafting one of 2011's stronger releases in The Mint Condition, producing/engineering for artists such as Saigon, Kool G Rap, Fabolous, and M.O.P., and sharing the stage with the likes of Nas, GZA, Ice Cube, Afrika Bambaataa, and more. The Come Up Show caught up with Fresh Kils when he came through London as part of the Deleted Scenes tour with Blueprint, Mad Dukez, and Atherton. We discussed Kils' upcoming album with Mad Dukez, his MPC routines, why he feels confident on stage or in the studio with anyone, and much more. Hit the skip to check out the full interview.
Ghettosocks just dropped the visuals for "Invincible", the lead single off his upcoming album. If you followed Fresh Kils' MPC series on The Come Up Show, then the beat should be immediately recognizable as Kils' Transformers routine. For his part, Ghettosocks provides solid bars over a beat that I originally thought to be untouchable. El Da Sensei, a guest feature, also holds his own. Oh, and the video's pretty funny, too. Photo credit to Scott Blackburn.
For each Wednesday throughout May, TCUS is psyched to be hosting a fresh new MPC routine straight from the studio of the MPC Jedi Fresh Kils. For the first release of the series, Kils has chosen the beastly "Transformers Routine."After sharing some of his MPC philosophy with us in our recent interview, Kils hinted that the Fresh Kils Wednesdays routines will be for the most part themed, like this first instalment that opens with a Transformers sample which he then rhythmically and motivically morphs --or, transforms-- several times as the track unfolds over it's 3 minutes.
You can imagine your own storyline, but it's hard to get around the impression that things get seriously gangsta on Cybertron at 1:57.