Once that was established, I remember messing around with the bassline some more while Nic went IN once again on the drum pattern. To hear him construct these 80's sounding drums was a damn work of art. He switched the kick to sound more like something from a drum machine and combined a live drum kit with some Roland TR-808 sounds, it was NUTS. When he added that damn double 808 clap at the end of the phrases?!?!?!??? Sheeeeeeeiiiit. We were THERE. I recorded the bassline and Rhodes parts along with the couple of blips and beeps on the synth, and Nic finished it off with more synth work to fill the song out even more. We had successfully gone from one genre of music to another in the matter of seconds and loved every minute of it. A studio party was already happening with just the instrumental, so imagine what happened upon hearing Phonte channel Steve Arrington on the damn joint. I heard that shit and hit him up like, "YOOOO... We perform this joint live ....IT'S OVER!! We ALL gotta have mics!!" Tamisha Waden came in on the hook with the big, hollerin' ass vocals, which were VERY "80's uptempo" and it worked so well with what was happening. To top everything off, a jive ass "HUH!!!" right in the middle of the hook. I think it was literally at that moment that I felt like we were making the music we grew up on -- FUN music. This is stuff that we'll enjoy performing just as much as we enjoyed making it.
Everyone asks when there will be another Zo! & Tigallo Love The 80's album. Well, here you go: Zo!, Nic & Tigallo Love the Originals.