Toronto Producer Frank Dukes Talks Collaboration with Badbadnotgood
Published Jan 11, 2012With the 2011 now in the bag, Toronto producer Frank Dukes is still sticking and moving like his boxing namesake. Last year, he crafted buzz records for Mobb Deep, AZ, Danny Brown and the Based God himself, Lil B. That's not all though. As alluded to in Exclaim!'s year-end piece on Canadian producers, the man born Adam Feeney is also recording with Toronto jazz prodigies Badbadnotgood.
In an exclusive interview with Exclaim!, Feeney revealed a few details about his collaborative project with the Toronto band. "I just started a small independent label and we're going to put out some of the projects with Badbadnotgood."
Feeney explained the album as a meeting point between his work and BBNG's work. "It won't be a full-out instrumental record [like BBNG's recent music]", he says. The idea, he says, is to re-introduce the band to a fanbase that mostly knows them for cover versions, "which they're great at". Feeney is no slouch on the cover front either, having recently produced Charles Bradley's deep soul cover of Nirvana's "Stay Away". Though Feeney was reluctant to give more detail, he promised that "they'll definitely be some surprises, there's going to be a bunch of features on there".
The upcoming album will be composed of entirely original material written by the producer and Badbadnotgood. The album currently lacks a release date, so rock with the BBNG Live mixtape while we wait for more news.