Chapstep
January 3, 2015 7:30 AM   Subscribe

Mr B, The Gentlemen Rhymer - who you may know for his chap-hop ditties 'Chap-Hop History', 'Songs For Acid Edward and Hip-Hop Was To Blame After All' has a side project as The Gentlemen Selector with Acid Ragtime and has dropped the first gramophone platter 'Vegetables' posted by fearfulsymmetry (15 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
 
This is delightful!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:42 AM on January 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


Well, that was a nice little rabbit hole. It seems every year or two I go back to him & Professor Elemental and do a swing through Chap Hop's gloriously twee oeuvre for a couple of hours.

I had completely missed B's sadly apt World Cup tribute from 2010 (which was perfect for Team England this past year as well), and Professor E's panegyric to his homeland (featuring a Mr. B cameo, no less) is sweetly smashing.
posted by chicobangs at 9:00 AM on January 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


Nice — looking forward to listening to some more of this.

I'm getting a little bit of a Mocean Worker vibe off the first track…
posted by Lexica at 9:14 AM on January 3, 2015


Mr B and Professor Elemental's feud was stopped for tea a few years back.
posted by MartinWisse at 9:35 AM on January 3, 2015


I'm not on whole inclined to get into white-guy novelty hip-hop stuff these days, but the man plays a mean banjolele.
posted by edheil at 9:54 AM on January 3, 2015 [3 favorites]


I heartily approve.
posted by chapps at 10:21 AM on January 3, 2015


I'm still a fool for Elemental's rule. Fighting Trousers states the case. Posthaste.
posted by cleroy at 1:03 PM on January 3, 2015 [2 favorites]


Oh, wow, it appears that this guy is also Reginald Pikedevant. I mean, that's gotta be him, right? Glue some gears on it!
posted by gurple at 1:03 PM on January 3, 2015


Oh, wow, it appears that this guy is also Reginald Pikedevant

It is apparent A Belated Introduction is in order.
posted by otherchaz at 1:51 PM on January 3, 2015


It's hard to explain, but what sells or fails a lot of this kind of house-ish music is the drums. Samples, production, everything about them.

These drums kick ass, and this is coming from a sort of connoisseur of drums who has spent hours tweaking a sample and the effects on it.

I'm excited to hear more. Not only is this an interesting take on the whole 90s house revival bit, but the production is top notch.
posted by emptythought at 2:45 PM on January 3, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'm halfway through my vegetables and I think I'm in love all over again.
posted by immlass at 3:45 PM on January 3, 2015


It is apparent A Belated Introduction is in order.

That was awesome. I loved it.

And it totally didn't clear anything up for me, at all.
posted by gurple at 5:36 PM on January 3, 2015


Azealea Banks, holding on line one...
posted by Fupped Duck at 2:42 PM on January 4, 2015


This reminds me in some ways of Beats Antique
posted by boo_radley at 11:45 AM on January 5, 2015


Absolutely spiffing, what ho! (previously)
posted by On the Corner at 12:44 AM on January 6, 2015


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