With the Bhangrasphere eagerly anticipating the release of Tigerstyle’s DigiBhang this Thursday (23rd May 2013) the Burmys have decided to release the album’s fourth single “Boss” on the same day.
With the Bhangrasphere eagerly anticipating the release of Tigerstyle’s DigiBhang this Thursday (23rd May 2013) the Burmys have decided to release the album’s fourth single “Boss” on the same day. It’s a peculiar decision, as singles should create anticipation for albums rather than supplement them, but the DigiBhang singles have all acted as extended plays rather than stand-alone singles.
“Kudi,” “Ik Banere” and “Ay-Ha!” have all been released in a format consisting of numerous remixes of the original tune. Either Tigerstyle have a ridiculous amount of confidence in their craft or a great sense of humility because they allow other talented producers to bring their A-game to Burmy creations and manufacture entirely different songs. Sure, the lyrics are the same but each DigiBhang single release consists of the original tune going through a handful of transmogrifications. And “Boss” is no exception.
Although the original, which first aired on DJ Nihal’s BBC program, is another stellar Tigerstyle single, featuring a maniacally chaotic amalgam of Bhangra and Moombahton before concluding with the sounds of Dubstep, some of the remixes are equally dope. Each track has something to offer and the Jakes Hench number probably has the most potential as it sounds like it’d be right at home on the soundtrack to Harmony Korine’s debaucherous Spring Breakers, but the two most fascinating listens on the record are the remixes provided by Mat the Alien, who unleashes a dub flavored joint featuring island rhythms seamlessly blended with Moroderesque Midnight Express era grooves, and D-Boy Bawse, who chops and screws the track for a trip down to Houston, Texas for some proper Southern Hip-Hop – it honestly sounds like the spirit of DJ Screw was resurrected to create a Bhangra tune.
With another solid single, DigiBhang is shaping to be a brilliant album but all of us Bhangra fans already knew this. Let’s just hope that the remix treatment continues to pervade our soundsystems and add multiple dimensions to Tigerstyle’s already laudable work.
Boss and Digi-Bhang release on 23rd May 2013 via iTunes and other digital outlets.