Torii Wolf & DJ Premier ft. Dilated Peoples – 1st (Remix) Video
Originally premiered by Pitchfork, the original version of “1st“Â found DJ Premier digging into his past catalog and reshuffling the deck on a Dilated Peoples vocal sample from his â€œGood As Goneâ€ production which appeared on Dilated Peoples Directors Of Photography Â album to create another spellbinding scratch-chorus â€œIâ€™ve seen the last come first, Iâ€™ve seen the first last.â€
While Premier has previously collaborated with iconic female artists, in none of the aforementioned examples has the iconic producer/DJ entirely produced one of their projects. With a resume like Premierâ€™s, it takes a lot to get his attentionâ€”and perhaps more importantly his respect.
Enter Torii Wolf, a singer-songwriter and musician from Wantagh, New York who traded coastsâ€“bouncing around West Coast cities and enhanced herself artistically; shunning categories, confinement, and convention.Â Torii also just happens to be the first female artist to have her entire project (the forthcoming album entitled Flow Riiot) produced by Preemo.Â â€œTorii has such a weird, wicked style,â€ Premier offers. â€œItâ€™s just very left fieldâ€”reminiscent of a Bjork or something like that. She is so unique and versatile; she writes, sings and is an accomplished guitarist and drummer.Â But image-wise, there is no comparison. Subject-wise, Torii is in a whole different place.â€
“â€œ1st“Â and its accompanying Remix offer just a glimpse at the musical symmetry and bond Torii developed with Premier; a Hip-Hop king who has a habit of contributing and producing historic projects behind the boards. Torii Wolfâ€™s forthcoming debut brings a full clip of moods, range, and vast musical talent. Torii and Premierâ€™s collaborative union bum-rushes the walls of genre, age, and expectations to let the world know thereâ€™s a Flow Riiot going on.