Their recent mixtape Artificially Sweetened whetted hipster appetites across the world for something a little less mash-up and a little more album, and soon enough The Death Set’s Michel Poiccard will be dropped on an unsuspecting world like that Coke bottle from The Gods Must Be Crazy. It’ll be another three months before the record drops, but in the meantime, their first single is revving up a whole ‘nother part of the brain.
“Slap Slap Slap Pound Up Down Snap” is not a cheat code for a Genesis game, but rather a coded greeting The Death Set dudes have developed during their time in Brooklyn. Eventually, we will all be executing their secret handshake with fluency. This song is your instructional tape on how to say what’s up to the borough’s most notable Australians.
Another little gem on this single is a different version of “Yo David Chase! You P.O.V. Shot Me In the Head,” one without Diplo’s semi-unnecessary phone tone sounds laid over the punk rhythm. You can hear all the tracks from the upcoming single on the Ninja Tune site, and hear the original version (below) of “Yo David Chase!…” so you can compare for yourself.
Stay tuned for March’s release! It’s gonna be a loud one.
Hear the original version of “Yo David Chase! You P.O.V. Shot Me in the Head.”