In recent years Chrissy Murderbot has been a tireless enthusiast and standard-bearer for Chicago juke music, playing an instrumental role in bringing the music to Europe and beyond.
Those of you who were at FACT’s footwork party in London last year will probably have caught Chrissy warming up for his pal DJ Spinn, and have been suitably impressed; 2011 will see the young DJ/producer take centre-stage with an album, Women’s Studies, coming soon on Planet Mu and featuring guest turns from Spinn, Coool Dundee of DMG$, Johnny Moog, MC ZULU, Popeye, Rubi Dan and Warrior Queen. The LP will be preceded by a limited edition 12″ EP, not to be missed.
To whet your appetite for the coming storm, check out the Murderbot refix of Spanish indie darlings Delorean. He chops up the original’s wistful harmonies like so much meatloaf and dubs out the keyboards before pitching up the main hook and letting it fly across a tom-heavy 808 juke beat. The result is at once a high-octane dancefloor smasher and a distinctly melancholy lament – quite a combination, you’ll agree. Stream and download (by clicking on the arrow) below.
Delorean – Real Love (Chrissy Murderbot Remix)