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Rp Boo

FINGERS BANK PADS & SHOE PRINTS Vinyl Record

$28.98
Rp Boo FINGERS BANK PADS & SHOE PRINTS Vinyl Record

Rp Boo

FINGERS BANK PADS & SHOE PRINTS Vinyl Record

$28.98

Product Details

Footwork"-the very word indicates a movement of the feet that is "work" (as in an effort to achieve). It's joyous social party nature sits within a lineage of African American history that includes the infamous Soul Train dance tunnel and Hip Hop dance circles. However, as Footwork continues to become more popular, we should not forget that at it's essence it is a highly evolved battle form. This is the central theme one feels listening to the stunning "Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints," the second album from RP Boo, the man credited with inventing the Footwork genre with a 1997 track "Baby Come On" (recently re-released on the Planet Mu EP "Classics Vol. 1"). RP Boo is to Footwork what Juan Atkins is to Techno - a source point for a busting out of innovative ideas and new directions. When asked about his role as progenitor of the genre he humbly notes, "It has taken me a while to adjust to. I actually had to think about how it could have come to be by listening to other producers and DJs that were around as it was forming. All of them said, at differenttimes, hey RP you know you created a mean following of people that are inspired by the way you make tracks and get the dancers into a whole new battle stage with energy. It helps me see that I represent a breathing source of sounds." Dancing is central to RP Boo. If you've been lucky enough to catch one of his DJ sets, such as his groundbreaking 2013 European debut at Unsound Festival in Krakow, you'll have seen him come out from behind the decks and start dancing in and with the crowd, spreading Footwork both sonically and as an evolving set of movements. People who meet RP Boo may note a stark contrast between the intense battle aesthetics of "Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints" and the joyousness of RP Boo as an individual. He says, "I know how to speak battle from being in the circles. Footworkers need fuel and they often say, only you can get us to battle like that. Once outside the turntables, I use the same energy to speak with people. It's a job and I am strong on giving encouragement to others, I want to uplift people. I have to try and walk that life for as long as I am alive." Sonically, RP Boo is a modern-day Zatoichi samurai, cutting his samples in unorthodox ways. His sound remains unique. "Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints" contains both tracks made after his acclaimed 2013 debut album "Legacy" ("An album of scorching, scene-defining hits" SPIN) and older tracks. Highlights include "Banging On King Dr." which sees him cutting up street numbers; the monolithic noir feeling of "Sleepy"; the subtle funk of "Your Choice" which may in some way be inspired by his Dad's role as bass player for Prince; "Let's Dance Again" whose delicate soulful sound echoes deep streams of Chicago dance music history; the dramatic string-infused "Daddy's Home" and the celebration of achieving dreams that is the closer "B'Ware.

Track List
  1. 1-2d-20'2
  2. Bang'n on King Dr
  3. Your Choice
  4. Freezaburn
  5. Heat From Us
  6. Kemosabe
  7. Finish Line D'Jayz
  8. Daddy's Home
  9. Let's Dance Again
  10. Sleepy
  11. I'm Laughing
  12. Beat Me
  13. Suicide
  14. B'Ware


Protection
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.

Packaging
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Rp Boo FINGERS BANK PADS & SHOE PRINTS Vinyl Record

Rp Boo

FINGERS BANK PADS & SHOE PRINTS Vinyl Record

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Delivery:
Backorder Ships in 2-4 weeks
United States - Arrives in 3-6 business days after shipment
This item is on backorder and is estimated to ship in 2-4 weeks.
Guarantee: Backed by the Merchbar Guarantee.
Easy returns, great customer service and 100% authentic merch. Learn more.

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