A1. B.B.E. – Big Booty Express (Moulin Rouge Remix by Pépé Bradock)
A2. B.B.E. – Big Booty Express (Warmup Interlude by Pépé Bradock)
B1. B.B.E. – Big Booty Express (Âme Remix)
B2. B.B.E. – Big Booty Express
Taken from Dilla’s 2001 BBE Music debut solo album Welcome 2 Detroit, ‘Big Booty Express’ gets the remix treatment from German duo Âme, Parisian Pépé Bradock and London’s Coda Deep.
Alongside the OG version these new productions add up to a six track exploration of Dilla’s tribute to Detroit’s melding of the Motor City’s Black music heritage with Kraftwerk’s experimental Euroelectro.
Contributing two mixes to the EP, Parisian producer Pépé Bradock AKA Julien Auger first forays into music were after learning guitar as a 14 year old and playing with various Jazz- Funk bands. At this time he also started DJing with Hip-Hop bands and turning his hand to producing their tracks.
As the 90s progressed he also discovered Techno and House music. His musical influences range from Jazz to Dub Reggae and he has remixed for Blaze, Cassius and Alex Gopher among others.
Also providing a remix of Big Booty Express is the German production duo of Frank Wiedemann and Kristian Beyer who work together under the name of Âme. After first meeting in Kristian’s record shop in their home town of Karlsruhe and bonding over a shared love of Chicago House and Detroit Techno the pair started working together and producing records for Sonar Kollektiv in 2003.
The final two remixes on the Big Booty Express EP and only included on the digital package come from the Londoner Coda Deep. Influenced by avant-garde Electronica, Nu Wave and African Tribal sounds, he is a DJ and producer playing deep and melodic Tech and Techno and will also be known to music fans for his 2019 BBE release ‘The Running of the Bulls’.
This EP of remixes sits very well alongside the catalogue of J Dilla releases on BBE Music and adds to the rich heritage of innovative beat making and music production that we can associate with Dilla and those he worked with.