Butterz regular Royal-T meets N*E*R*D on a cheap’n’cheerful bit of trap pastiche.
The UK garage agitator has just dropped a new album for Rinse. By way of promotion, the label have upped Royal-T’s remix of N*E*R*D’s 2001 scuzzy g-funk calling card ‘Lapdance’.
As demonstrated by his redemptive take on Cheryl Cole’s ‘Call My Name’, Royal-T knows how to reconfigure pop pap into something much more palatable. In this instance, he’s on a Dirty South tip, heavy on the strafing hi-hats and 808 pyrotechny. The title? ‘Trapdance’, of course.
Rinse Presents: Royal-T is out now, and features guest appearance from the likes of Roska, P Money and Terror Danjah. If you fancy tumbling further down the Williams/Hugo rabbit hole, FACT’s The Essential…Neptunes feature is available here.