James Pants Meets Egyptian Lover - Cosmic Rapp / 12"
James Pants' music is like a breath of fresh air; his sound whizzes by you when least expected, which is what makes it so distinctive. Pants went from being a high school kid with a musical crush on Peanut Butter Wolf to an intern at the Stones Throw Label to an artist on the label's roster - an essential magical carpet ride where he was able to grow and learn musically from the environment he was now immersed in. Along the way he created the critically acclaimed 'Welcome' LP, a gold mine for funk, soul, rock and pure madness. Coming out now with the six track 'Cosmic Rapp' EP, the futuristic sounds he effortlessly generates are heightened to a greater level of intensity, proving to be more talented then what was known, and taking its audience into a deeper appreciation of his music. The title track is remixed by the legendary West Coast electro producer Egyptian Lover (vocal & inst versions), and on 'Looks that Kill', Pants' utilization of the bass sounds almost similar to the bass Paul Simon used on Graceland. No one else on an independent hip hop record label can so naturally combine heavy synthesizers with the rock of the 90s. Also includes 'Devilry & Sorcery', 'Tape Rolls', and 'A Leaf In The Forest'.