PBR Streetgang – “You Ready?”

Missy Elliott and Timbaland are back at it, collaborating on a pair of singles that landed in the iTunes store yesterday. Being a big fan of their past work, which still sounds fresh to these ears (like this, or that, or this, or that), I felt some joy drain out of my headphones when I cued up the two new songs, “Triple Threat” and “9th Inning” and was pretty underwhelmed. Fortunately, UK production duo and self-described “boogie boat” PBR Streetgang swept in on the same day with their rework of Missy & Timbo’s “Lick Shots,” echoing the elements that made all those earlier tracks so great- catchy, inventive, a little weird and, most of all, fun.

– Spoolwork