Spank Rock – Gully
ARTIST: Spank Rock
RELEASE: “Gully” / “Vertigo”
RELEASE DATE: May 20, 2014
On “Gully,” Spank Rock flows effortlessly over an early 90’s house inspired beat by young New Orleans-based producer Kid Kamillion. “Vertigo” picks up where Gully left off, pushing the energy higher with a raw call-and-response track. The DJ set-ready “Vertigo” instrumental, also produced by Kid Kamillion, is also included in the single package.
With both tracks getting play in recent sets by tastemakers Brodinski, A-trak and Boys Noize at this year’s SXSW, Ultra and Winter Music Conference, they’ve already proven their appeal among EDM and hip hop fans.
SPANK ROCK has served as a vanguard of hip hop since his 2006 debut LP, the cult favorite “Yoyoyoyoyo.” That album established Spank Rock’s place in hip hop history for its innovative synthesis of electronic dance music and rap genres, and for Naeem Juwan’s singular voice, which combines raunchy, provocative party raps with intellectually, politically, and emotionally charged content.
Raised in West Baltimore, Juwan moved to Philadelphia and helped fuel the city’s music and party scene alongside Diplo, Amanda Blank, and Santigold. After the success of his first album, Spank Rock partnered up with fledgling pop producer Benny Blanco to release 2008’s “Bangers and Cash EP”, an X-rated homage to Miami booty bass.
In 2011, Spank Rock went on to work with a new cast of collaborators including German techno producer Boys Noize, LE1F, Santigold and Big Freedia to create “Everything Is Boring and Everything is a Fucking Liar,” his most adventurous release yet.
In 2014, Spank Rock’s name has been popping up again on Pitchfork, FADER, and other major music sites for his free single “We Can Go All Nite Long feat. Amanda Blank,” his guest appearance on Wet’s “No Lie (Noah Breakfast Remix ft. Spank Rock)” and “I Run This Club (Remix)” by Cakes da Killa. Spank Rock is also featured on Riton’s new EP Bad Guy Riri (Ed Banger Recs.), out May 6th.
Release Date: 5/20/14
Digital Only Release
3. Vertigo (Instrumental)
Cat No: BAD-00006
Digital UPC: 888831044130
North American Label:
Bad Blood Records
Genre: Hip-hop/Rap, House, Party Rap