You know Mad Decent are more than just a dance label that we all know and love, a constant source of inspiration. It humbles us to think we may have influenced some of their releases/collaborations too with some of our posts on new artists.
I must confess that, as it is with all great things, sometimes you get bored of great things and so I was feelin’a lil’ jaded about some of the MD stuff recently and then I heard this.
Mad Decent are more than just a dance label and by signing artists like Bosco Delrey, I’ve just fallen in love with MD all over again.
It’s all about the music baby and not fashions, fads, or what the latest, hippest, genre is. It’s about timeless, classic music and that is what Bosco Delrey is!
Mad Decent just found their mojo & ELVIS in Bosco Delrey!
Some of you might not understand this music but hey man, that’s gonna be your loss, this is right up my street though!
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Bosco Delrey is at once a thick combination of influences and a totally unique voice in current music. Diplo describes him as “a sort of garbage can Elvis from New Jersey… teaspoon craziness, a pinch of rockabilly, and full cup of soul dressed in a leather jacket. He can’t be topped as far as song writing… he’s doin the music I wish I could if I had bought a guitar”; The Fader called his song “Round N Round” “hillbillyhall”; and Bosco’s own MySpace says “Jerry Lee Lewis Carol King of pop”. But whatever you call him, Bosco Delrey is making music that is instantly accessible, totally cool, and unlike anything else on our wide-sweeping Mad Decent radar.
This split single is a good introduction to the Bosco Delrey sound – upbeat and vintage referencing “Wild One” on the a-side, fully up to date and menacing “Evil Lives” on the b-side. You can hear a selected bit of his influences here with the dirty south drum programming and church organ chorus on “Evil Lives”; then a 60s-era motorcycle intro, big tom drums keeping rhythm and twangy guitar holding it down on “Wild One.” The beauty is that these influences never overshadow his sound or turn the tracks into parody – Bosco remains the real deal through and through!