Inspired by being selected as the official deejay for this year’s Red Bull-sponsored “Battle of the Year” competition in Nigeria for breakdancers, producer Teck-Zilla delivers his neck-snapping and straight-up addictive new EP, B-Boy Zilla, inspired by famed Florida turntablist, DJ Chief.
The seven-track project is absolutely brimming with breaks for the b-boys and b-girls, some of whom have already shown off their talents to tracks on here as part of the competition. The Nigerian-born deejay/producer was tasked with coming up with sounds that blended Afro and EDM elements and, suffice to say, he absolutely nailed it.
You can hear this in the high-energy sounds of “Mtoto B-Boy,” which flips Victoria Kimani’s “Mtoto,” and “Skelewu B-Boys,” which injects even more flavor into Davido’s original “Skelewu.” Teck also shows off his talents by taking on two classic joints from different eras (“Nothing But JB B-Boys” and “Sound of the Beast”) that are pure hip-hop Easter eggs.
“I already had a vast collection of break beats so it was pretty much a case of searching through my archives and also doing some research on b-boy music,” Teck says, adding that he completed most of B-Boy Zilla the night before taking the decks at the Red Bull event.
B-boy or not, it’s impossible to not feel the good vibes emanating from these seven tracks. And hey, who knows, maybe it’ll inspire your inner breakdancer—if not, you’re bound to move in some way to B-Boy Zilla. B-Boy Zilla is now available for stream for your listening pleasure via SoundCloud and Audiomack…enjoy!