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This is the first full-length release from the collaborative project by Berlin producers and DJs Chris de Luca and Phon.o aka CLP. Rising from Berlin's underground, CLP are forging their own definition of funk, throwing together old school hip-hop, dirty South synth-sounds, early Miami-bass and crunk. CLP sent their instrumental-tracks to talented and -- with some exceptions -- mostly unknown rappers in the U.S. and South-Africa. The result is an explosive mixture of styles -- from dirty techno to ghetto beats. Truly supercontinental, indeed. De Luca gained international recognition as one-half of Funkstörung -- most notably remixing the likes of Björk and the Wu Tang Clan -- but they went their separate ways in 2006. Phon.o's DJ'ing specialty mixes techno with speeded up hip-hop instrumentals, and in Berlin he's one of the few DJs that play ghetto-tech, Miami-bass and crunk. Now, under the name CLP, they bring together the best of both worlds: their stoic braveness in experimenting with strange new sounds, and a new fondness for ass-kickingly explicit pop songs. On old drum machines the code CLP meant "claps." When the Sugarhill Gang switched the snaredrum on "Rappers Delight" to handclaps, they turned things around, creating on vinyl the sense of a party crowd clapping the beat for the rapper. CLP borrowed this old block-party idea and the philosophy of letting anyone who's got skills get on the mic. There's only one problem: there aren't so many block-parties going on in Berlin - and a lot of Berlin rappers are too caught up in gangstawannabe posturing. So CLP looked elsewhere, using Myspace to find talented MCs in other parts of the world. The project flourished with an exchange of ideas, beats, and vocals, making their way back and forth across the Atlantic. It's time to get ready for some intergalactic hip-hop, ghetto beats, sexy booty IDM and dirty techno. Featured contributing artists include: Tunde Olaniran, Yo Majesty, Kovas, Mochipet & Hustle Heads, Rayzaflo, Spoek, Damaged Good$, Cerebral Vortex, Zion I & Data MC, and White Gold Princess.