RIYL: MCA, Mike D & Ad Rock

Label: Calibro 35

This ain’t a mirage.  Italian funk meets the rock-fused hip hop of Ill Communication era Beastie Boys.  That may sound a little odd, but the pairing makes a lot of sense.  Calibro 35’s blend of vintage exploitation soundtracks and astroglide grooves have already been sampled by hip hop greats like Dr. Dre and Jay-Z, and The Beastie Boys’ love of 70s funk samples just beckoned this project to exist.  Now it does.

Everyone loves Sabotage, right?  The video is legendary, the lyrics are all genius…it’s The Beasties in top form.  Calibro 35 replaced the original instrumental with their unique brand of rockin’ funk, and the results sound like MCA, Ad Rock and Mike D standing in the middle of a sweaty porn scene, shaking up PBRs and spraying them all over the set, the starlets and the fluffers.

The B-side includes the instrumental, so you can spit your own rhymes over the beat or just turn the lights down and invite the neighbors over for a night they won’t soon forget.  Calibro 35 originally released this last year and the demand was so high, they made a few more.  And by a few, I mean 50.  It’s time to get ill, n’est pas?

The Details

Super Limited 45 vinyl featuring Sabotaggio / Sabotaggio (instrumental version). 50 copies are back in stock here, INSTANT COLLECTOR'S ITEM ... BE FAST !!!

Originally recorded for Sky Arte - Variazioni Bertallot TV Show, the track sees our crime funk heroes entirely re-set on music Beastie Boys' "Sabotage". Much more than a cover version or a simply mashup, "Sabotaggio" is the perfect fusion between Adrock, MCA and Mike D's voices and Calibro 35's killer groove! A spacetime trip from 90s New York to Today. Due to popular demand a super limited bunch of 45s vinyl have been pressed.

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