Pete Rock & Bootsy Collins Unleash A Storm Of Soul & Funk With Tyler, The Creator (Audio)
Pete Rock may be a Hip-Hop legend, but it certainly isn’t the only realm in music he has the ability to reign supreme. The New York producer was tapped to create the remix to songstress Kali Uchis’ “After The Storm,” a standout track on her recently-released debut album Isolation. As Heads know, Pete Rock is one of the reigning remix kings, making this a big deal—especially on a Top 20 charting single (#16). If you listen to the original version of the song (embedded below), it definitely has a more Funk-based vibe, which in part, can be contributed to Bootsy Collins’ voice that intermittently inserts itself into the track.
Pete Rock’s version, while staying with the same outline of the song, adds a few more drums, but also, provides more brightness. Instead of the clouds breaking, it assumes the role of the sun taking over the sky.
The original “After The Storm” was released back in January with a video being made for it during which Tyler, The Creator is playing house in a figurative 1960s domestic Americana outfit. Directed by Nadia Lee Cohen, who has created visuals for A$AP Rocky, D.R.A.M., and Juicy J in the past, she stuck to her shtick once again – highly saturated colors and a trippy set design.
For Pete Rock, this is his first crossover remix in a while, and it’s nice to see him being provided opportunities outside of Hip-Hop. Most recently, he’s been working on producing De La Soul’s latest album and Ambrosia For Heads was able to get an update on how that’s going from the “The Chocolate Boy Wonder” himself. In late April, he was on hand for the Seattle, Washington Museum of Pop Culture’s grand opening of their new exhibit, Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes. While he wasn’t doing interviews in an official capacity he did give us some good insight into to highly-anticipated project.
“I just sent [De La Soul] a bunch of beats!” he said. “On the low, it’s kind of like Pete Rock vs. DJ Premier with De La Soul.” This of course, refers to the Versus album he and Premier have teased fans with for more than four years. There’s still no word on a release date for the forthcoming LP.
#Bonus: The original song’s music video:
Isolation also features Steve Lacy and Jorja Smith.