Babyfather is a London-based project featuring Dean Blunt, DJ Escrow, Gassman, Triumph ALLAH and Lady T. Their debut album is called BBF Hosted by DJ Escrow and is out now on Hyperdub. The album also includes contributions from Arca and Mica Levi. And with Blunt being the main force behind the project, this intro is more or less about him.
Dean Blunt is a man of mystery or not, dunno, I mean, yes he is. He is very out there, but still very private at the same time. He is a rare species with a rare kind of mind. The fact is, only person so rare can do so much, so good. He possesses a rare kind of talent that is universal. He is a rare multidisciplinary artist, just because it’s rare to always do things so well, at all times, and in all disciplines. And the thing is, no matter how much we love him, he still is not available for interviews, I mean, sometimes love is simply not enough. But nevertheless we still wanted to do some kind of feature on him, so what we ended up doing is a mix up of our favorite comments/quotes said by Babyfather/by Dean Blunt/or of Babyfather.
Enjoy this schizophrenic post and try to put everything together. Good luck to all!
WORDS: KATJA HORVAT
ARTWORK: PELLE BUYS
1/12 THINGS SAID ABOUT/BY BABYFATHER By Babyfather: “Every time we come around, the girls wanna hang around“
(Quote taken from the song Motivation as featured on the album BBF hosted by DJ ESCROW released on Hyperdub Records)
2/12 THINGS SAID ABOUT/BY BABYFATHER By Abalamificationpred: “I at work but when I get off ima smoke 2 this, aight just 4 u bruv.”
3/12 THINGS SAID ABOUT/BY BABYFATHER By Dean Blunt: “Every day is a lifetime”
4/12 THINGS SAID ABOUT/BY BABYFATHER By NTK Gaming: „Why can’t I find this on iTunes?“
Reply by Orélia Geromegnace: „iTunes is a prostitute!“
5/12 THINGS SAID ABOUT/BY BABYFATHER By Dean Blunt: „But it‘s like, you put work — you do stuff and you do it for long, and it connects. And you don‘t have to do interviews. You haven‘t got to do shit. You just do what you‘re doing, and it does what it has to do. It just does its thing. You just leave it and don‘t try and control it too much.“
6/12 THINGS SAID ABOUT/BY BABYFATHER By GateAccess: „This makes Idris Elba proud to be from the UK.“
7/12 THINGS SAID ABOUT/BY BABYFATHER By Babyfather: „Shorty fell in love with a hustler, Shorty fell in love with a G, Hunny wanna hang with the brothers, Everybody chewing my cheese“
8/12 THINGS SAID ABOUT/BY BABYFATHER By Saul Eduardo Rivas Valenzuela: „When you’re really high and you don’t know where are you and then you ask for directions to a Crack dude and he doesn’t know who are this people.“
9/12 THINGS SAID ABOUT/BY BABYFATHER By Dean Blunt: „I think most things — when you let a relationship be is when it‘s good. And when you let anything be and just leave it to be what it is, it‘s good. So I think that‘s kind of how things should be, really, if that makes any sense.“
10/12 THINGS SAID ABOUT/BY BABYFATHER By ssssss: „Fuck me, this bangs.“
11/12 THINGS SAID ABOUT/BY BABYFATHER By Dean Blunt: „I work with a bunch of derelicts, I guess, people as retarded as myself, that seem to — we all seem to share — we’re maybe different, but we obviously share something that makes it OK for us to work together. That’s kind of it. And those people are sometimes musicians, sometimes not. Most times not. But it’s not really about that. I think it’s just, there’s a certain kind of openness as a quality, and anyone can have it. Anyone. And if we link or if by whatever means we come together, it just stuck. Yeah, we work together, and that’s kind of how it goes. But, yeah, I don’t know. Sometimes the people I work with are brethrens that don’t even like the music, but they’re just — they understand it’s a conversation, and we’re just here, you know? We just do it. Talking can be overrated.“
12/12 THINGS SAID ABOUT/BY BABYFATHER By maxpearl: „This shit is the shit“
(editor’s note: word)