So I got some new speakers, and now I listen to music in my room with 500% greater satisfaction than I did before. It’s been pretty dope, as you can imagine. Since I’ve gotten my shit together and moved away from my laptop speakers, Radiohead, Toro y Moi, Architecture In Helsinki, The Strokes, and 20 other notable peeps have dropped tunes. Consequently, oh! I’m still sitting in my room, huh!
However, aside from all of these kickass new tunes, I keep finding myself grooving to one album in particular. I know Father Tsuru is missing the soft spot for my man Darwin Deez, particularly after a few too many plays of “Radar Detector,” but I’m kind of crushin’ still. ESPECIALLY AFTER THIS FUCKIN’ DOPE MIXTAPE HE JUST DROPPED! So get this: It’s a concept album… based on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). (Think Gene Wilder, not Johnny Depp). I know right? So yeah, you’re obviously onboard based on that description alone, but then tack on like 700 featured rappers and some of the goofiest lyrics you’ve ever followed willingly. Listening to this album just for the hilarity of Deez & Co’s flows is entirely legitimate. It’s chockfull of pop culture references and silly sexual confessions. Some of my personal favorites include an extended Jimmy Eat World reference on “Pure Imagination Part 2” and a nonsensical Charlie Brown tribute on “Candyman.”
Oh and it’s called Wonky Beats.
That’s all kids!