Goose bump city for the first minute of this one, that’s pretty much a perfect sonic moment. Man I’d love to hear Snoop unleash a new verse over this sh*t. I don’t know if I’d even call this a remix of “Next Episode,” I’m not even really sure what the hell Autograf did here, but it’s fantastic. In fact, this is a style of remix I’d like to hear more often. There’s really not much that ties this to the original other than the haunting voice of the late, great Nate Dogg (RIP). The rest is a journey into a electronic universe of almost psychedelic sounds and it blossoms from there. It truly feels like a “next episode.”
Back to the goose bump thing though. It pretty much happens every time something hits me in the spot. If it’s compelling art of any sort, the goose bumps rise to the surface promptly. It’s a pretty fascinating human reaction, kinda like a dog wagging his tail. It’s impossible for a dog to hide his enjoyment because the tail tells the tale (yes!) every time. Same with me and goosebumps, and sometimes I’d rather hide them than reveal to the world that I’m REALLY digging what I’m looking at/listening to. Like the other day I was in the car with my girlfriend, who’s 9 years younger than me. Young MC’s “Bust A Move” came on Backspin, and it brought back a ton of memories and I was actually vibing on Young MC’s embarrassingly simple flow. Needless to say the song didn’t give her the same feelings. But goosebumps popped up for me, and I had to spend the next 5 minutes explaining why “Bust A Move” moves me in the same way as a piece of art hanging in The Getty. I would have preferred to keep that to myself. I just realized that goosebumps are kinda like a non-sexual boner right? I guess little bumps are better than a big ole lump in the pants from listening to Young MC.
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