I’m convinced that if you don’t know who DJ Premier is by now, you’ve got to be in a coma. No one can sleep on this guy for that long and still have their consciousness in tact.
About two years ago, I got into the game L.A. Noire and absolutely fell in love with everything about it. I’d soon discover that Rockstar and Verve Records collaborated on a remix album and when I found that out, I had to have it in my life. That’s right: Verve and Rockstar put a call out to the likes of Ticklah, Truth & Soul, Moodyman, and legendary DJ Premier to give us their take on some classic jazz and big band tracks. L.A. Noire Remixed – a special stand-alone instalment of the Verve Remixed series – was compiled and let me tell you something: it bangs. However, there is a runaway belter on this remix album and there’s no prizes for which one it is. That’s right: it’s Premo’s adaptation of Louis Jordan’s 1946 classic performance of Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens. Anyway, let me stop talking about it and get straight to it. Play it loud. I dare you to not dance to this. You won’t succeed.