Tuesday, June 12, 2018

MADVILLAIN - "Strange Ways" - Gorilla Glock - Promo Remix & Operation: Chat Noir - Mixed By Gorilla Glock (Sergent Records/Stones Throw)

First and foremost, shout-out to John Memorex at Beat Tape Co-Op for initially (unknowingly) peeping me to this fantastic audio-visual remix. Gorilla Glock AKA Gorilla Glockenstein AKA Calhoun AKA Mac Dough is a "French DJ, beat-maker, radio host, crate digger, and Hip-Hop activist," according to Discogs. He's also, the founder of Sergent Records, as well as a self-described "distributor, vinyl broker, and artist management" agent. While the details are still a bit fuzzy and likely, intentionally mysterious, Gorilla Glock has been releasing music since about 2012; first as Calhoun AKA Mac Dough and since roughly 2014, as Gorilla Glock exclusively. Gorilla Glock is a member of Saskwatch Iron with emcees Magnetic & Tofu, as well as Chat Noir, his crew with Odweeyne & Jeremie ILL. Sergent Records' latest release, Operation: Chat Noir - Mixed By - Gorilla Glock is a 32-track remix project compiled and released by Sergent Records in "tribute to the strong Japanese Hip-Hop Movement : ども ありがとう ございます."

Aside from his released body of work as Gorilla Glock/Calhoun/Mac Dough, etc. which can be purchased from both Bandcamp and Discogs, Gorilla Glock additionally, operates THREE separate YouTube channels: ジュニアハービー AKA "Junior Hervey," Mac Dough, and Sergent Records, as well as a Sergent Records Facebook Video channel. Across said channels, Gorilla Glock has uploaded a series of videos dubbed "Promo Remixes" including Conway Feat. Westside Gunn & Roc Marciano, Westside Gunn & Meyhem Lauren, Dusty Husky, LOUDER, BES from Swanky Swipe, a WESTSIDEDOOM medley entitled "ゴリラ Suite," Freddie Gibbs & Madlib's "Thuggin'/Trilogy" (exclusive to Facebook,) and MADVILLAIN's "Strange Ways." MADVILLAIN - "Strange Ways" - Gorilla Glock - Promo Remix appears across all three channels and as well as being a phenomenal remix of Madlib & MF DOOM's MADVILLAINY (2004) stand-out, is additionally, a "Google diggin'" remix of Jean-Yves Blanc's original claymation-aided "Strange Ways" clip submitted for Stones Throw's VIDEO CONTEST #3.


  1. Good joint right there. Got my head nodding. It was short though.

    1. Thanks for reading, C. George! There's plenty more to see/here at Gorilla Glock/Sergent Records' YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqH6ndzjOR5QBpR1ZO1-6Yg