By: Anand Harsh
UK act Killaflaw
(from Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor") has been making waves across the pond for the past couple of years, blending Benn Helm's raspy, Chris Cornell-esque melodic growl and bluesy guitar riffs with Andy Paton's beats and bass. This electro-blues duo knew just what they were doing when they tapped our ol' pal FreQ Nasty
to take on their new cut "Milk and Whiskey." Somber and mournful, FreQ pours on the reverb and fries up the track in trap and crunk juice, before reportedly "pour[ing] the whole thing all over a wash of 808 kick drum, which gives the impression of a cybernetic Robert Johnson emoting his longing to have his oil changed by HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey
." Where Brits stole Blues from the South, FreQ Nasty and his army of machines are stealing it back, chopping it up, and serving it right back to you with a double dose of future bass. Drink up.
FreQ Nasty has maintained an impeccable presence over the years in the EDM world with official releases on historic labels like Fabric & Skint Records along with collaborating and remixing such diverse iconic artists like Fatboy Slim
, Santigold, Kelis, Tipper
& KRS-One, just to name a few.