March 13, 2011

Banging It Out With Chiddy Bang

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The hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang brought its electronic firestorm of sound to the Noyes Community Center on Saturday night for a concert organized by the West Campus Program Council. The group features D.J. Noah “Xaphoon Jones” Beresin and rapper Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege and has been responsible for ushering in an evolutionary new take on hip-hop. Drawing on electronic sounds from all genres, Chiddy Bang has created a fresh sound that embodies the youth they have come to represent. Jones’ samples and remixes have given recent hits a second life: He masterfully reworked MGMT’s “Kids” into the group’s 2010 smash “Opposite of Adults” and vaulted Cee-Lo Green’s voice a few octaves with the “Fuck You Remix.” Chiddy’s verses, meanwhile, have an infectious energy about them — there’s an undeniable youthfulness to the sound, and it gets you moving. The two were signed to EMI in March 2010 and are releasing their first full-length album,

Original Author: Graham Corrigan