Mark Hoppus’ Pick of the Week: Uffie
HOT SERIES: The Blink-182 bassist reveals another of his favorite artists.
When he’s not commandeering the stage as the boisterous bassist for SoCal punks Blink-182, Tweeting wisdom to more than 1.6 million followers, or handling album production duties for bands like Motion City Soundtrack and New Found Glory, you’d think Mark Hoppus would turn down the music.
In our continuing series, Hopp on Pop, Hoppus is sharing his favorite acts, culled from his incessant pursuit of all that rocks. (Click here to discover Mark’s previous picks: Britpoppers Your Vegas, edgy noisesmiths Ratatat, Swedish electronic whiz Kleerup, and many more.) Check out his tenth entry below, and come back to SPIN.com every Wednesday for Mark’s latest discovery.
Paris (via Miami and Hong Kong)
Uffie’s debut single, “Pop the Glock,” caught the attention of Busy P (aka French house music denizen/ex-Daft Punk manager Pedro Winter) in 2006, and he began pushing the budding MC’s tracks through his influential Ed Banger label. Her debut solo album, Sex Dreams & Denim Jeans, is out this May in the U.S. The rapper (whose real name is Anna-Catherine Hartley) also collaborated on hot tracks with French beatmasters like Justice and Mr. Oizo. “It’s dance/rap/electro,” says Hoppus. “Oooh, wait! ECLECTRO! Did I make a new genre name? Eclectro? Maybe? Am I hipster enough?”
WHERE HOPP HEARD HER FIRST:
“First heard of Uffie [rhymes with ‘puffy’] a few weeks ago when my manager sent me a couple of songs after his company began working with her.”
WHY SHE ROCKS:
“Initially, I listened to a couple of tracks and wrote it off. Later I got hold of another track called ‘MCs Can Kiss.’Dug that one immediately. I couldn’t get it out of my head for a few days, and had to go back and listen to the songs I’d written off, and finally got it.Sometimes I’m slow on the uptake. Then I got to hear the track that she did with Pharrell for the upcoming album. Total genius.”
HOPP’S TOP TRACK:
“‘MCs Can Kiss.’ Dance-y, snotty, rude, and fun.” Uffie’s MCs Can Kiss EP is out Feb. 1.
LISTEN: Uffie, “MCs Can Kiss”
LISTEN: Uffie, “MCs Can Kiss – Starkey Remix”(DOWNLOAD MP3)
WATCH:Uffie “Pop The Glock”