CB Records is proud to announce the new 7″ single by Mophono, “Lump Sum Slum Lord (CTB vol 2)”, the second installment in the limited edition vinyl series based on the legendary San Francisco party Change The Beat. Founded in 2006 by Mophono, The Gaslamp Killer, Citizen Ten and Aspect McCarthy, CTB was known as the most forward thinking weekly showcase in the world, Hosting acts like Flying Lotus, DJ Shadow, Madlib, Slum Village, Edan, Mono/Poly and Eprom. The tag line said it all, “Dirt Wave & Rock Electronique, Thug Jazz & Riot Funk, Psyche Madness & Funk Rock layered with the hardest instrumental & Dub beats from around the world!!!”
Mophono’s unparalleled sense of instrumental narrative makes it difficult to neatly categorize his genre-refracting productions. His emphasis on simplicity and effectiveness yields captivating results. Side-A crashes through the skull, with hysterical, psychedelic, and pensive swells. Larger than life breaks accompany a backbone of brooding synth bass. Its no wonder this song was Detroit beatmaker Tadd Mullinix AKA Dabrye’s first choice to remix for the B-Side. Lauded as one of the world’s best producers of instrumental hip-hop, we hear Dabrye juxtaposing the original with a mature and wholly engaging interpretation.