RA.082 is a lesson in booty bass from Parisians Goon & Koyote.
For many years, Goon & Koyote were the biggest French importers of booty and ghetto tech in France, inviting the likes of DJ Godfather, Bitch Ass Darius and Disco D to parties at clubs like Rex Club and Le Triptyque. But so far they’re best known for Diamond Grills from 2005, the first ever French booty mixtape, which mixed – count ‘em – 150 tracks over 70 minutes. Hosted by DJ Nasty, reportedly the filthiest man in Detroit, what was cool about the mix was that alongside a double dose of booty, electro, Miami bass and ghetto house, the mix also found space for non-booty music from the likes of R. Kelly, Mr. Oizo and Three 6 Mafia. Totally party-tastic, but very clever with it.
Goon & Koyote’s RA Podcast is on a similar tip. Kicking off with the (now creepy) sample of Macaulay Culkin from Michael Jackson’s ‘Black or White’ video and a couple of touch-your-toes bass tracks, you think the mix is going to be all about the sleaze…but it’s more than that. Not just a one-dimensional homage to rear ends, RA.082 mixes up house, electro, acid, soul, techno with the booty and tech and ends up somewhere… (good god) intelligent. Turn it up and enjoy.
Three questions for G&K:
What have you been working on recently?
We've just finished our first record which will be released on Disque Primeur. There will be three tracks + two remixes from Dre Skull and DJ Guy.
Where was the mix recorded?
This mix was recorded in November 2007 at home in Paris, République.
What are you up to next?
Preparing a live show and setting up a tour in Europe and Australia. Also we are resident DJs on WRCP 93.9 Radio Campus Paris every month. Check out our show at Radio Campus Paris, Saturday nights from 11pm-midnight GMT+ 1.