Tuesday, September 08, 2009
KiD CuDi + Ratatat = Goodness
Anyone who has read BTA for a while knows that we (well..myself at least) are huge fans of electro beat masters Evan Mast and Mike Stroud, also known as RATATAT. So ever since I heard the slightest whisper that the Brooklyn duo may appear on KiD CuDi's 'Man on the Moon' LP I've been waiting...watching..wondering. And wait no more as I finally got a chance to hear the two tracks with the instantly recognizable RATATAT sound with CuDi's flow layered over top. The trademark synthed out guitar riff which calls back to CuDi's chorus line on 'Alive' got me right away. 'Pursuit of happiness' presents a more laid back beat centered around one of their simplistic piano lines. As an added incentive on this track, MGMT also make an appearance, singing in unison with Cudi on the chorus. Finally, after two mixtape albums, a hip-hop artist has finally decided to work with Ratatat on an official release. This seems like an obvious choice to me, no? I'm hoping this is the first of many high-profile collaborations for the guys and we get a regular fix of new RATATAT from now on. Be sure to catch the boys performing live with Cudi on their first ever late night performance for Lettermen on Friday night. 'Man on the Moon' drops September 15th.
KiD CuDi - Alive (feat. RATATAT)
KiD CuDi - Pursuit of Happiness (feat. RATATAT & MGMT)