The Electric - Running

Posted 5 years ago
Producer:
DJ Vadim
Album:
Beautiful 12"

Pugs Atomz really gets around – both in the geographical and collaborative sense. Having brought us high-quality tunes on the solo tip, as a duo with beatsmith Rashid Hadee, and as one-third of The Gent$, the Windy City native’s now joined forces with New York/Berlin dual representative DJ Vadim and UK soul songstress Sabira Jade to form globetrotting trio The Electric, whose latest B-side is making its world premiere tonight in the Booth. More of a leisurely jog than an all-out sprint, Running finds Vadim blending syncopated percussion and descending organ chords as Atomz drops low-concept but high-caliber verses packed with trash talk and witty braggadocio: “I got the job, no need to interview, why you full of hot air like an inner tube?” Complete with Jade’s winning hook vocals, as well as Vadim’s expert sample deployments (I’m the Man by Gang Starr, The Temptations’ Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) and… I’ll let y’all I.D. the rest), this border-crossing banger should have listeners in the Booth and beyond Running to grab a copy of The Electric’s Beautiful 12” when it is available for purchase on Dec. 5.

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