The Chemical Brothers have done some good stuff, but I’ve never really been a Chemical Brothers fan, per se. But that said, I simply cannot get enough of their new single, Go, at the moment.
I’ve come to the conclusion that the reason for this is not the video with the dutch milk maid hatted, dungaree short wearing, scaffolding pole wielding, retrofuturisic cityscape roaming heptet of dancing girls, and more to do with that guy on the vocals. Q-Tip (or Kamaal Ibn John Fareed to his friends).
He was also featured on the Chemical Brothers’ 2005 release Galvanize, which coincidentally, is probably my second favourite track of theirs. And then there’s Bang Bang Bang from Mark Ronson (no one ever does it like that anymore), which he makes special. And REM’s The Outsiders in which his rap ends the song on an introspective note. I like all these songs.
Which I guess finally answers the question – can he kick it?
Yes, he can.