In assembling the Senseless soundtrack, the album's producers had
orders to piece together a score that wed the flick's urban flavor with a '90s
The resulting compilation does just that, securing electronica artists Moby,
Crystal Method and Fat Boy Slim, who sidle alongside hip-hoppers Freak
Brothers and horror-core rap act Gravediggaz.
The New York-based duo Freak Brothers contributed the track "Do You Wanna
Freak" (RealAudio excerpt) that will also make an appearance on their
upcoming debut album, Afros, Spaceships and Freaks. Nosaj, a.k.a.
Jason Furlow, 27, of the Freak Brothers said he got the idea for the lyrics
to the song while sitting at home listening to Erykah Badu with a deflated
"One day I was sitting up in the crib listening to the Erykah Badu live
album and there's this one part where she says 'pick your afro daddy,' and
I happened to look in the mirror and my shit was flat," said Nosaj, explaining
how he wrote the song "Do You Wanna Freak." "And I just hit it like, 'R2D2,
pick out your afro/it's flat on one side/put the speaker to my ear,' it was
shit was talking to me."
The track features a speaker-straining bass and a steady drum-beat underneath Nosaj's vocals and the omnipresent chorus of "Do You Wanna
Freak." "It's like a day in the life of this kid with the afro. He loses his
pick, now he steps in the club, and everybody's asking him if he's down,"
Nosaj said. "It's got that funk vibe, that real-hard, get-your-attention
Neil Robertson, senior director of A&R at Gee Street Records, helped
amass the soundtrack's 12 songs. Among the many efforts featured on the
release, he said the track from the Jungle Brothers most closely blended
the musical elements that the producers hoped to bring to the soundtrack of the
sci-fi comedy flick.
"The Jungle Brothers song "Jungle Brother (True Blue) (Aphrodite Mix)"
(RealAudio excerpt) epitomizes the album; true drum & bass with hip-hop,"
Robertson said. "It's a great representation of the spirit of what we were
trying to achieve."
The complete track-listing reads: "Gotta Be...Movin' On Up" by Prince Be
featuring Ky-Mani, "Unexplained" by Gravediggaz, "Jungle Brother (True Blue)
(Aphrodite Mix)" by Jungle Brothers, "Spacefunk" by Headrillaz, "Song For
Lindy" by Fat Boy Slim, "Referendum (Edit)" by Fluke, electronica act
Crystal Method with "Busy Child," Yankee B. with "Mucho Dinero," Moby with
"Graciosa," Freak Brothers' "Do You Wanna Freak," Ambersunshower with "Look
Around My Window" and new-age soul artist P.M. Dawn
with "Perfect For You."