James Pants – “Darlin'”
James Pants will play all your instruments then play with all your styles. The electronic producer has been active on Stones Throw for a bit via various singular dispatches, though he’s readying a proper full-length for that label for Spring 2011. The first track is “Darlin’,” which sets phased and sliced Suicide keys (he’s into Suicide right now) to a hyper, nearly juked out BPM and a slack but sunny beach vocal melody. The email that contained this track also highlighted that James Pants’s weird studio sounds are an oft-noted inspiration to Tyler, The Creator of this week’s heavily internetted rap collective Odd Future. OFWGKTA’s rape-drugs-and-criminal lyrical schemes are controversial, but Tyler’s tasteful and creative production is the soma to help those who wanna forget what he’s rapping about forget what he’s rapping about. Tyler’s slated to remix “Darlin’,” and it’ll be interesting to see how he shifts the pace of his predecessor’s piece. For now here’s the buzzing and frantic sandy bubblegum bop of the original.
James’s Love Kraft LP is out spring 2011 via Stones Throw.