BallinEurope will relate this item to basketball, though there are riffs aplenty to all of American sports in Steve Porter’s work – no matter. This DJ’s work is simply “fantastic” and “amazing” and well worth a listen or 500 by anyone who digs bitchin’ dance music.
Porter perhaps first entered the mainstream consciousness through good ol’ YouTube and other social networking-type stuff. Last year, Porter assembled an amazing remix of about a half-dozen famous media meltdowns ‘n’ blowups, called it “Press Hop,” posted it to the ‘Tube, and surely watched it quickly go viral: Today, Porter’s own posting has accumulated over 2.6 million views (and only about half of those were BiE’s).
Porter’s “Slap Chop Rap,” an insanely spazzy remix of an annoying American infomercial ended up well more popular (10 *million* views? Dude), but it was Press Hop that landed DJ Porter his sweetest gig professionally speaking, namely doing that frankly amazing “Where Amazing Happens” marketing campaign for the NBA.
But with “Press Hop 2,” Porter has outdone himself. Just watch/listen to this mastery. Starring (from the basketball world, among others) LeBron James, Charles Barkley, Allen Iverson, Bobby Knight, Ron Artest and Dwayne Wade:
And, after you’re through replaying that one ten or twelve times, here’s a clip on DJ Porter himself from the ESPN show E:60.
Now, if you’ll pardon the hasty exit, BiE needs to go watch Press Hop 2 a few dozen more times. And you think i’m kidding.