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Friday, November 25, 2011

Google Artist of the Week: Spank Rock

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Google Artist of the Week: Spank Rock

Spank Rock (aka Naeem Juwan) emerged in the middle of last decade from the Philadelphia scene that loosely formed around Diplo and his Hollertronix crew. The sonic foundations borrowed liberally from regional pockets of niche American music (Southern rap and Baltimore club music, among many others), while Baile funk, digital cumbia and Punjabi electronica provided exotic adornments. The music was both erudite in its near-archaeological obsession and viscerally unhinged in its raw sexuality. Looking back, it was one of those rare moments when a genuinely new sound coalesced from bits and scraps, and it helped inspire and launch the careers of M.I.A., Amanda Blank, frequent Spank Rock collaborator Santigold and countless others.
"Energy" SPANK ROCK
"Backyard Betty" SPANK ROCK

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