Future Classics

Future Classic: Max Tannone – Ghostfunk


Written by: Max Robin

Mashups are funny. Combining awkardly two completely different music makes interesting results that you listen to one time like a youtube video and never listen to it a second time. The exception is the mashup artist known as Max Tannone.

Each of his well combine two kind of different things but not in a overly cheap way. He made himself known for Jaydiohead (Jay-Z acapellas over Radiohead music) at the end of 2008. Since then he made alot of projects available in free download at his website like the excellent Double Check Your Head (Beastie Boys acapellas vs Beastie Boys instrumentals), Mos Dub (Mos Def over dub), Kweli Dub, Jaydiohead Encore.

What differenciates those from the massive amount of cheap mashups is the fact that Max Tannone really arrabge the music and acapella to work perfectly with each other. He’s not afraid to add or sustract to the music. Exemple, the new Ghostfunk is a mix of Ghostface Killah acapellas and vintage African funk, high-life, and psychedelic rock music. The fact is that listening to this made me think I was listening to a boombastic recording sessions of when Ghost went to africa, and not a remix and I asked myself when did he go there. On first listen I even not recognise classics like Daytona 500. Like most of Tannone’s work it’s more about the music then the references.

Ghostfunk by Max Tannone



Max Robin is a towntempo kind of guy. He loves beats. Making them, sampling them, shaking them, baking them, spinning them, radio hosting them,... He releases a beat a day at 30bpm.com. Oh and he's also 1/2 of wobbly affair Pax Kingz with Millimetrik and 1/2 of irreverent french rap duo MC Phylis et Maxime Robin. Oh que oui!