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Saturday, January 19, 2008

“I’m Into the New…I’m Into that Japanese Funk”

posted by on January 19 at 12:00 PM

Yesterday, I watched this delirious Corey Haim interview (circa 2080). The video seems meant to assure fans that he’s not high on pills, despite the fact that he’s clearly high on pills. One of many golden moments occurs around the 3 minute mark, when Haim, after demoing his rack of Roland drum machines and synthesizers, declares, mouth all a-twitchy: “As far as what I really like in today’s music…um…I’m Into the New…I’m Into that Japanese Funk.”

Well, we all had a good laugh at Corey’s expense. Then today, I checked in over at the excellent mp3 blog Headphone Sex, and discovered—to my horror—that Haim was right. Prescient even, like Flosstradamus. Right there at the top of the page were the words “Future funk” and this new video, “AZZAZZA,” from Japanese artist Zongamin (he of the dance-floor killer “Bongo Song”):

Still, it is way more groovy than that track Corey was working on.

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Posted by christopher hong | January 19, 2008 6:01 PM

I think he's talking about I Am Legend.

Posted by Eric Grandy | January 19, 2008 6:37 PM

zongamin is at least three years ahead of everyone else. 'bongo song' and their playgroup remix were delivered from a not-so-distant (though much better) future.

Posted by cosby | January 21, 2008 8:50 AM

I've been waiting forever for a new Zongamin album to drop. That guy's really talented.

Posted by recess | January 22, 2008 10:46 PM

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