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Review: Kokane & Clint Dogg – International Ganxtaz (Remixes)

Kokane & Clint Dogg – International Ganxtaz (Remixes) is a US-Australian remix album filled entirely with rap music. The album has that heavy G-Funk influence with mixing and arrangements made by Kurt Kobane (former Death Row Records producer). There is amazing talent and such outstanding brehsiveness on the album. This album is a bit more upbeat than his previous albums.

Clint Dogg says the remixes are a little better than the originals. Kurt Kobane produced 8 songs for the album and Clint Dogg produced 5 songs for the album. A few of the beats were produced by 4 different people. A guy from Turkey produced beats for one of the songs on the album. Müzikalite Ent produced one of the beats for one of the songs on the album. Clint Dogg co-produced 2 songs. To be honest, Kurt Kobane pretty much produced the whole album except for a few songs. Clint Dogg mixed and arranged all the songs.

The recording process of International Ganxtaz (Remixes) took 6 years. Clint Dogg first publicly announced the news about the International Ganxtaz (Remixes) on his Facebook profile on the date of December 31, 2016. The album was 96% complete at the time of announcement because Clint Dogg had to have just one more verse drop so he could then put some final touches on the album. The album was finally released on Xmas 2020 through Spotify.

The Intro marked a comeback for Clint Dogg as well as his return to music. The intro was remixed by Clint Dogg himself.

All Nite Long (Kurt Kobane Remix) is another solid song on the album which Kurt Kobane put in his solid efforts of his production into. His production words are what helped make the song memorable. Kurt Kobane put in that classic Death Row sound in the Kurt Kobane Remix of All Nite Long.

The remix of Mo & Mo sounds very futuristic due to the synths and chords from the electronic keyboard hence the futuristic sound. Kurt Kobane put in a crossover of hip hop/rap and pop into the remix of Mo & Mo. Think crossover pop in a sense. The remix version of this song was very much ahead of its time. Mo & Mo is the second best song on the album.

I Come From (Kurt Kobane Remix) has that classic Death Row sound with the claps and hi-hats. Notice and pay attention to the beats. Relax is the frequent contributor who had rapped on everything Clint Dogg has ever released.

Cherry Pie is a G-Funk love song with a romantic loving vibe, tone, and sound. Funk and soul meet rap on Cherry Pie thus creating a G-Funk fusion. The smooth laid back sound leaves much to be desired. This song is similar to those West Coast rap songs from the 1990s and 2000s. Clint Dogg did a killer job on the turntables with the vinyl scratches. The scratches do not overlap the rest of the instrumentation because those vinyl scratches you hear were set a medium level volume. Now some of the some of the synths sound similar to the synths and chords that were used in Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message. The remix was done over Kurt Kobane’s beat. A few of the beats were produced by different people.

Clint Dogg remixed the beat on track 6 which was the skit which was 1 minute and 20 seconds long (1:19 to be exact).

Now the original version of International Ganxtaz was the back and forth duet between Clint Dogg and Kokane. The US-Australian rap collaboration. The original version of International Ganxtaz had contributors from countries such as Germany, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

So High (Kurt Kobane Remix) featured Ms. Toi and Slip Capone. Kurt Kobane brought forward that classic West Coast sound with a new fresh touch of modernized production the remix. So High is the best song on the album next to Mo & Mo.

The Way was remixed by Kurt Kobane. He added his own beats to the song. Kurt Kobane brought a breath of fresh air to the song with his touch of modernized production. Frequent contributor Slip Capone rapped throughout the song. Think West Coast rap when you listen to this song.

Rollin My Ride is mainly Kokane rapping. But the song has verses from Clint Dogg and Saul Good. This is another US-Australian rap collaboration (collabo).

Sex Wit Me (Kurt Kobane Remix) is a posse cut (possie track) with Australian rappers Clint Dogg, Relax, Saul Good, and Johnny Rotten. All of whom are from Newcastle, Australia. That’s some good shit!

The outro was remixed by Clint Dogg himself and features MacShawn100. Now many people know this or knew this but the outro was a prelude to Clint Dogg’s next album.

I rate this album 5/5*****!!

You can listen to this album on Spotify. https://open.spotify.com/album/3hPWdzpJPXfHn79cjMp1QO

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