Inspired by being selected as the official deejay for this yearâ€™s Red Bull-sponsored â€œBattle of the Yearâ€ competition in Nigeria for breakdancers, producer Teck-Zilla delivers his neck-snapping and straight-up addictive new EP, â€˜B-Boy Zilla,â€™ inspired by famed Florida turntablist, DJ Chief.
The seven-track project is absolutely brimming with breaks for the b-boys and b-girls, some of whom have already shown off their talents to tracks on here as part of the competition. The Nigerian-born deejay/producer was tasked with coming up with sounds that blended Afro and EDM elements and, suffice to say, he absolutely nailed it.
You can hear this in the high-energy sounds of â€œMtoto B-Boy,â€ which flips Victoria Kimaniâ€™s â€œMtoto,â€ and â€œSkelewu B-Boys,â€ which injects even more flavor into Davidoâ€™s original â€œSkelewu.â€ Teck also shows off his talents by taking on two classic joints from different eras (â€œNothing But JB B-Boysâ€ and â€œSound of the Beastâ€) that are pure hip-hop Easter eggs.
â€œI already had a vast collection of break beats so it was pretty much a case of searching through my archives and also doing some research on b-boy music,â€ Teck says, adding that he completed most of â€˜B-Boy Zillaâ€™ the night before taking the decks at the Red Bull event.
B-boy or not, itâ€™s impossible to not feel the good vibes emanating from these seven tracks. And hey, who knows, maybe itâ€™ll inspire your inner breakdancerâ€”if not, youâ€™re bound to move in some way to â€˜B-Boy Zilla.â€™ Teck-Zillaâ€™s latest effort is now available for stream for your listening pleasure via SoundCloud and Audiomackâ€¦enjoy!