Chrissy Murderbot: “Bussin’ Down” (Feat. DJ Spinn)[audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/01-chrissy_murderbot-bussin_down_ft._dj_spinn-bnp.mp3|titles=Chrissy Murderbot: “Bussin’ Down” (Feat. DJ Spinn)]
After releasing a number of mixes, EPs, and LPs on his own label, Sleazetone, Chicago-based footwork/juke DJ Chrissy Murderbot (a.k.a. Chris Shively) is set to release his Planet Mu debut this May. The record, titled Women’s Studies, comes on the heels of a whirlwind year in which Shively released a mixtape every week for one full year (www.yearofmixtapes.blogspot.com). Here, he highlights his Women’s Studies collaborators with a collection of 10 choice tracks.
My Collaborators and Why I Love Them
By Chrissy Murderbot
On my new album, Women’s Studies, I work with a lot of guest vocalists, DJs, remixers, etc. A few times already, interviewers have asked me, “How did you find out about these people?” or “What made you choose this particular group of people to work with?” So I thought I’d take this opportunity to show you the songs that turned me onto all the great musicians who’ve contributed to my new LP.
1. Rubi Dan & The Heatwave: “Higher Heights”[audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/theheatwave-rubidan-higherheights.mp3|titles=Rubi Dan & The Heatwave: “Higher Heights”]
Rubi Dan is a British MC who performs on dancehall records, UK garage records, grime records, and pretty much anything else you give him. This is a dancehall tune from 2008, produced by UK bashment crew The Heatwave. I met the guys from The Heatwave in 2005, and after I heard this tune, I asked them to put me in touch with Rubi Dan. We’ve made two tracks together so far: “New Juke Swing” and “Pelvic Floor,” both of which are on the new album. For the record, I’m really glad I can say I’ve released a tune called “Pelvic Floor.”