Track of the Week #14: RP Boo - 'Back From The Future'

Track of the Week #14: RP Boo - 'Back From The Future'

Tue Aug 28th

Every week, we bring you a must-hear track from the Le Guess Who? 2018 line-up. This week, it's one of Chicago’s finest producers and "the unsung godfather" of footwork RP Boo, who – once again – delivers cutting edge beats which float between abstraction and precision.

Delivering groundbreaking work in the Chicago footwork scene for several decades already, RP Boo's approach is still as innovative as ever. The footwork pioneer recently released his new album 'I’ll Tell You What!' via iconic electronic music label Planet Mu.

'Back From The Future, which was the first single to emerge from the record, starts off as a dark, noise-infested track, but quickly shifts pace when the industrial synth tones move to the background and shuffling beats take over. To complement the acrobatic drum lines and droning synthesizers, RP Boo adds some brisk, hushed vocals; bringing back some infectious footwork from the future. Listen in below:

“The richest place in the world is the cemetery. And it's not because of the jewelry that people might have on. It's because of what they had in their mind that they wanted to give, but didn't have anyone to give it to. That's how I learned that it's not about me, it's about the listeners. It's about giving back. I wanna die empty.” - RP Boo

Want to explore more? We've collected all our weekly tracks in one playlist; listen via Spotify, Deezer of Apple Music here.

RP Boo's performance at Le Guess Who? 2018 is curated by Moor Mother. Also performing at the festival are a.o. Kelman Duran, LYZZA, DJ Haram, GAIKA, FAKA, DJ Noss, AMMAR 808, Katey Red, and many more.