Although so far they’ve only released one mixtape–the recent Intro Bonito, which is a hit around the EW office–the members of London hyperpop trio Kero Kero Bonito are already shaping up to be great artists. And you know what people say about those.
One big difference between KKB and other acts–apart from sounding like a PlayStation loaded to the gills with Adderall and bootleg J-pop remixes–is that they’ll gladly admit to stealing ideas from other musicians. In fact they made us a whole playlist called “Music That KKB Stole Ideas From For Intro Bonito.” Not only does it give some insight into one of the year’s more interesting releases (in retrospect you can clearly hear the Japanese twee pop, Jamaican dancehall, and Chicago house in their hyperkinetic audio collages), it’s also just a really good mix.
1. The Dixie Cups – “Iko Iko”
Forever and ever and ever.
2. Tom Tom Club – “L’Elephant”
So this elephant and this hippopotamus dressed up as people…
3. Strawberry Machine – “Fruit Tee”
Techno techno all night long. Amazing album btw.
4. Tiger – “You Dead Now”
Aggressive flow, cute oboes, power drums.
5. Prince – “New Position”
Prince apparently said this album was a “disaster” lol.
6. Clatterbox – “Sann Sann”
Would you like anything else??????????
7. Takako Minekawa – “Fantastic Cat”
Totally ripped this off tbh.
8. Daddy Screw – “Model Pon You One Time Man”
Yo can someone tell us what is going on with that bass/percussion/tabla thing? Is it a sample? Some cool synth pitch envelope stuff? Help!!!!!
9. DJ Codomo – “Hear”
World’s first microsuperproducer (see also: Kiiiiiii, Sputniko!).
10. Steve “Silk” Hurley – “Jack Your Body”
Jack, jack, jack, jack your boooody!