1200 Techniques ft Ghostface Killah – ‘Flow Is Trouble’

Seminal Aussie hip hop group 1200 Techniques are back, with Wu Tang Clan‘s Ghostface Killah along for support on Flow Is Trouble, off the recently re-issued EP Time Has Come.

A real classic hip hop cut, DJ Peril brings back the characteristic dirty beats of the group’s early work with a vengeance on this track. The vibe matches Ghostface’s feature perfectly, with the Wu Tang MC dropping some classic “day to day in Brooklyn” style rhymes with MC N’fa and Kemstar backing him up.

Recorded in Melbourne while Ghostface was on tour in late December last year, the meeting only came together due to a chance call from Peril’s friend Layton, part of the hip hop group Past To Present, who was tour managing Ghostface at the time. Keen to record with some locals, Layton put the call into Peril, who jumped at the chance to work with the hip hop legend.

Parodying their own eagerness to work with Ghostface, the clip sees Peril, N’fa and Kem scouring the streets of Melbourne for the Ghost in a crash zoom happy clip reminiscent of Spike Jonze’s amazing clip for Sabotage by The Beastie Boys.

Represnted by a clan of hockey mask-sporting stand ins (a hockey mask being a longstanding part of Ghostface’s traditional costume), Ghostface never actually appears in the clip. Nevertheless the energy of his verses on the tracks, and the excitement the rest of the group feels to be working with one of their idols can be felt all throughout this tightly wound jam.

Set to be featured as part of a deluxe re-issue of Time Has Come, Flow Is Trouble will sit alongside some new tracks, remixes and two official music videos, rounding out this 13 piece set.

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