Local producers Nolens Volens, //, NJ Foster and nonnon collectively created a new album under the name DATA/BOOTY, and it is an electronic “let me take you on a booty ride” record released on the the digital label MSSV. I talked to //, aka Jonathon Higley, one of producers featured, about nasty lyrics and throbbing beats.
@MartyFoy: Ring, ring, @mssvmusic are you out there?
@MartyFoy: I listened to DATA/BOOTY—it's energetic, a real booty bouncer. Describe your sound, style and technique.
@mssvmusic: The Hyphy al la Booty Bounce recipe calls for 145 beats per minute, 808 and 909 drums; crispy synths and nasty lyrics.
@MartyFoy: For those who don't know, what is Chicago booty house?
@mssvmusic: Chicago was the birthplace for Booty in the 90s. Producers passed their raw, speedy tapes to strippers and juke promoters
@MartyFoy: So booty house is nasty music for strippers... Anybody else? How have locals responded to the album?
@mssvmusic: The summer is all about the booty! Locals love it and we're starting to throw booty parties
@MartyFoy: How many collaborators worked on the album? How does your website www.mssvmusic.com work to collect submissions?
@mssvmusic: 4 producers, 6 online submissions, and 8 locals are on the record. We listen to every submission made via the dropbox on the site!
@MartyFoy: How is your label MSSV distinctive from other dance/techno/electro labels?
@mssvmusic: The difference is in our multi-format digital release concept. People can buy, download, use and remix any MSSV release under CC.
@MartyFoy: So every album has 3 different release types. What's that all about? Digital Download? Digital Plus? Digital Pro?
@mssvmusic: dD is a set-your-own-price 128kb MP3; dPlus is 320kb MP3s goodies; and dPro is uncompressed WAVs, track stems, midi's goodies!
@mssvmusic: We also release in tangible formats like cassette or CD for special releases, compilations, and full-length albums.
@MartyFoy: Digital Pro? Elaborate... Who buys the dPro?
@mssvmusic: dPro caters to the professional DJ, committed aspiring DJ, or audiophile who needs an uncompressed audio format...
@mssvmusic: ...it's also for producers and remixers who want to get their hands on acapellas and separated tracks from our releases.
@MartyFoy: Back to the music. Are there any Chicago booty house acts/albums that inspired you? What sparked your interest in this genre?
@mssvmusic: Inspiration came from Blaqstarr, Disco D, DJ Deeon, and the godfather: DJ Funk. You can hear a lot of em on a free mixtape on MSSV
@MartyFoy: Who are the four local producers featured on DATA/BOOTY? What can one expect from a live performance?
@mssvmusic: DATA/BOOTY is Nolens Volens, //, NJ Foster, and nonnon.
@mssvmusic: A live show is all about getting in touch with your nasty. Come ready for heavy bass, wild performances and our 6 ft booty mascot!
@MartyFoy: Thanks for the interview @mssvmusic. One last question, what's the deal with your YouTube video? I'm amazed a censor hasn't deleted that.
@mssvmusic: That video is actually just a series of found YouTube clips and fun editing...MSSV just gave that twerk a soundtrack!
According to UrbanDictionary.com, “shakin yo ass.”
Watch Nolens Volens and // in this video produced for the 2010 CWMA music awards.