A second RP Boo album due on Planet Mu
The UK label will issue Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints by the Footwork originator in June.
It’s been a fine 20th anniversary year so far for Planet Mu, with the label ushering in some excellent – and occasionally unexpected – albums from the likes of Drew Lustman, JLin, John T. Gast, and Ekoplekz. Wedged inbetween these was Classics Vol. 1, a six-track release from RP Boo that delved into the Chicago artist’s archive of unreleased material and now Planet Mu have revealed plans to issue a second album from the footwork innovator.
Due to arrive in June, the 14-track Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints finds Kavain Space musically celebrate the battle form of dancing that has been central to footwork’s ongoing evolution since it first emerged. Comparing his production methods to a “modern-day Zatoichi samurai”, Planet Mu note Space approaches his reputation as a footwork originator with no small amount of humility. A press release for the album reveals it’s taken Space some time to adjust to being viewed this way, with the producer stating ” I actually had to think about how it could have come to be by listening to other producers and DJs that were around as it was forming.”
Planet Mu will release Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints on June 29.
2. Bang’n on King Dr
3. Your Choice
5. Heat From Us
7. Finish Line D’jayz
8. Daddy’s Home
9. Let’s Dance Again
11. I’m Laughing
12. Beat Me