Exerimental rap.industrial project PLANET B (Justin Pearson and producer Luke Henshaw) have premiered their version of M.I.A.‘s “Bad Girls.”
The song is already an in-your-face stomper, but Planet B crank up the in-your-faceness to 11 and turn it into something that sounds more distorted and evil than you’d ever heard “Bad Girls” sound. It’s a genuinely cool cover, and it comes with a video created by “activist, glitch and photomontage artist” Displaced/Replaced that matches the vibe of Planet B’s version perfectly. – BrooklynVegan
With their signature sci fi distortion, Henshaw wields his MPCs as sonic weapons as Pearson takes on Matangi’s haughty swagger.
The band’s abrasive and inventive take on hip hop backed by punk ethics aligns perfectly with an artist like M.I.A, making this cover completely logical even while hearing the slight absurdity of Justin Pearson’s sung/screamed vocals from the perspective of a “bad girl.”
In other news, a Kickstarter campaign was recently launched for an upcoming Justin Pearson documentary – GO HERE to learn more about this project.
The video for “Bad Girls” was created by activist, glitch and photomontage artist Displaced/Replaced, who has created an ongoing relationship with Three One G by way of his recent video work for some of the label’s bands including Geronimo, Downcast, and Deaf Club. The video also features the legendary Johnny Girl.
Planet B is the collaboration between Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Dead Cross) and producer Luke Henshaw (First Power Crew, Sonida de la Frontera).
Pearson’s electrifying, hardcore punk vocals combine with Henshaw’s hip-hop, industrial, and film score influences – the result is a wildly new and successful example of unusual collabs, transcending genres. Planet B’s self-titled debut album is out now on Ipecac Recordings and Three One G. Guests on the album include hip-hop pioneer Kool Keith, Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Martin Atkins (ex-PiL, Killing Joke, Ministry, Pigface), Gabe Serbian (The Locust), Sonny Kay (The VSS, Angel Hair), and more (Link to purchase, here). The band has most recently collaborated with The Satanic Temple co-founder and spokesperson, Lucien Greaves; the project is titled Satanic Planet, with a full-length album forthcoming.