Teddy Ruxpin. Remember that thing? It was an animatronic teddy bear with a cassette tape built into that it would “read” from. It was cute right up until it opened its mouth and then it was creepy as hell. We all waited on the day when we’d go to bed and Teddy would wake us up with the warped recorded voice that would explain in detail how it was going to murder us all. Thankfully those memories and old wounds are reopened with drum and bass! Ah, sarcasm.
Who do we have to blame for these infractions on our memories? Teddy Killerz, the drum and bass horror experts that will delve into your deepest fears and make them bad ass mixes you can dance to. Haven't heard of Teddy Killerz? You will. Their new debut album Nightmare Street is set to drop this year from RAM Records, and you can read the review of their track "Monkey Kingdom" by our own BC9 here in case you missed it. For me though, it's all about "Teddy's Song." Turn to side A, pop that cassette into Teddy's back, and make sure you got a light on somewhere as we jump into your nightmares.
“Teddy’s Song” by the Teddy Killerz is the stuff of nightmares. We hear sounds of broken dancing ballerina music boxes, a Teddy Ruxpin-ish voice singing a very demented form of “1-2 Buckle My Shoe” that threatens to never let us sleep again, and that annoying little baby doll your sisters and little girl cousins had that would (poorly) mimic a crying baby. Thankfully we have some really awesome synthetic upbeats to jam out to before Teddy murders us all. The drums are rapid-fire and have great electronics in the background. It’s like Chucky Cheese animatronics decided to get modern and malfunctioned about half-way through their song. There’s some really great work with scaled volume and heavy dance beats that when the background vocals yell, “Come on!” I’m less inclined to take his hand and get away than I am to just jam out the song and doge the blood scissors. I mean, come on, it’s a teddy bear. I’ll just kick the shit out of it and be done.
Hope to see you on the dance floor when this one hits big! And Teddy loves you - don’t ever forget that. God help you if you forget that.