Album Art Porn: Electric Punanny Mixtapes

Right, let’s get this party started–and I mean that literally because after listening to these albums, you’re going to want to party.

I give you Electric Punanny Mixtape, Volume 1 and Volume 2.

Electric. Punanny. Let the combination of those two words sink in for a moment. Pronounce them slowly and let the syllables roll sexily off your tongue as you try to envision what electric punanny looks and sounds like.

I discovered Electric Punanny while doing a completely unrelated Google image search for screencaps of the “punanny” scene from Poetic Justice to use for this post. Yes, my Google search history now includes the phrase “you wanna smell my punanny?” Great.

Whilst skimming through the results, my eye was drawn immediately to Electric Punanny because HOLY NEON SHITBALLS look at these album covers:

Electric Punnany

Electric Punanny Mixtape, Volume 2

It’s like Lisa Frank got a tiger blood transfusion and snorted coke with the Thundercats. And the name is motherfucking Electric Punanny. At this point I don’t care who’s behind these albums or what they’re all about, I’m a fan.

But what does it sound like?

These mixtapes can’t hear you over the sound of how awesome they are.

Electric Punanny, I learned, is the NYC-based dynamic duo of Jasmine Solano and Melo-X who combined their respective loves of reggae, hip-hop and electronic music into a series of monthly, underground dance club parties of the same name.

These mixtape albums represent a “best of” sampling from those parties and feature a bunch of DJs I’m not cool enough to have ever heard of remixing tracks from artists that, for the most part, I’m also not cool enough to have ever heard of. But every now and then something I know will pop up, like an interjection of MC Hammer’s “Stop! Hammertime” and familiar samples from rap and hip-hop interspliced with dance beats, insanely fast-paced reggae, music your Sega Genesis could have produced and delicious dubstep.

I want to go on, but I’m fighting back an overwhelming urge to get up and start dancing around like an idiot while imagining myself riding neon tigers through a pixellated jungle leaving a trail of hot pink and electric blue sparkles behind me as I high-five every animal I pass. You win, Electric Punanny.

 

ShezCrafti’s Rating:

8 out of 10 stars.

                           

What is Album Art Porn?

A recurring feature in which I randomly pick an album I’ve never heard of to listen to and review based solely on its cover art. It could turn out to be the most amazing thing I’ve ever heard…or completely suck.

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