MP3: Casper & B. – “New Phone Who Dis” (ft. Pell)
Debuted by Mass Appeal, the L.A.-based Production Duo Tap Pell for the Latest Single from Their Low Battery Summer Project, Set to Release 6/20
Critical Praise for Casper & B
“No offense to Pell, but Casper and B could’ve put just about any artist on “New Phone Who Dis” and it would’ve been a murder weapon. However, by adding the enigmatic New Orleans MC specifically, the energy on this rowdy record is taken to new heights, offering an immediate spike to any mundane mood. This will be played in clubs and people will go crazy for it.” – The Smoking Section
Production duo Casper & B. are crafting a sound that’s soulful and upbeat, the opposite of rap’s current slow and dark trend. Pete Rock stans at heart, the Los Angeles-based production duo’s forthcoming album also ties in influence from hyphy, go-go, New Orleans bounce, Blink 182, and early Kanye West. Teaming up with Pell for “New Phone Who Dis,” Casper & B. chopped the vocals to create the chorus, a signature element of their production influenced by the Lite Feet dance style. “This song actually started with a totally different production,” Casper & B. tell Mass Appeal in their premiere of the track. “It’s just super cocky, and a lot of fun, so we rebuilt the beat to match that kind of energy.”
Casper & B.’s Low Battery Summer project is slated for release on June 20th. “New Phone Who Dis” follows the Michael Christmas and Marc E. Bassy-assisted single “Work Hard,” which debuted via Pigeons & Planes earlier this year. “When we decided to create our own album, we actually sat down and started listening to all of our favorite music from our entire life,” they explain. “We didn’t know what our sound was yet, but we knew we wanted it to be fun.” A desire to make people dance with catchy hooks and upbeat production, boosted by raps and additional vocals by a collection of cutting-edge collaborators, Casper & B. are certain to stand out from the norms of new music.
Listen to “New Phone Who Dis”: https://soundcloud.com/casperxb/new-phone-who-dis
Check out the Mass Appeal premiere: massappeal.com/premiere-casper-b-new-phone-who-dis-ft-pell
LA-based producers Casper & B. expertly balance rap, dance, and pop strictly on their terms. Mixing Pete Rock and Madlib fundamentals with nuances of hyphy, go-go, Lite Feet, New Orleans bounce, and marching band sounds, the two have taken their experiences working professionally in both hip-hop and pop to create a hybrid sound of their own. Their upcoming debut project, Low Battery Summer, which features Pell, Charles Hamilton, Michael Christmas, Marc E. Bassy, and more, demonstrates how Casper and B. expertly flip pop and classical sensibilities on their head, blunted with bass drops and breakdowns. Low Battery Summer is aimed for release on June 20th.
“New Phone Who Dis” (ft. Pell): https://soundcloud.com/casperxb/new-phone-who-dis
“Work Hard” (ft. Marc E. Bassy & Michael Christmas): https://soundcloud.com/casperxb/work-hard