Monday’s child was in 3D
The elusive Gorillaz are known for their guest collaborations, for without them, who would be visible at their live shows? The cartoon band prefers to play as their characters in a silhouetted or hologram form, keeping their mysterious brand alive. Previous guests have included Snoop, Lou Reed, De La Soul & Del The Funky Homosapien amongst others, but to effectly bring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame R&B legend Bobby Womack out of retirement to sing on Stylo is a bit of a coup.
Womack nearly put himself into a diabetic coma trying to come up with the words to Stylo. Unfamiliar with the Gorillaz and even more out of touch with it’s wonderfully slow racing techno beat and disco stylings that sound like a bastard child of Donna Summer and Kraftwerk. Womack’s gritty soulful vocals are such an amazing complement Mos Defs soft haunting voice.
British stylesmith Alex Metric, better known for his Liztomania remix that rose his profile to the masses of EDM, did what DJs worldwide were begging for; An uptempo remix that will fit in any club set. Released on the official promotional single EP, when you listen to this remix you will feel that the Gorillaz purposely slowed the original song’s tempo down so as not to give Womack a heart attack in recording. With some extra wonky disco synths and phasers to make any Klingon proud, this is how the song should sound.
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