How does a white drum line kid from Spokane, Washington end up making a record that fits right in with the classic electro tunes of Egyptian Lover, Cameo, and Skyy? Well, according to the kid, James Pants, “It’s just the sound of really cheap equipment, listening to a lot of records, and goofing off.” He nails that ’80s sound on Welcome, his debut LP on Stones Throw, and the result is an ass-shaking success. On this brand new track, our Oak-town hero and neighbor Too $hort gets some hot remix treatment from Mr. Pants. Wyatt Williams

Too $hort – I Ain’t Trippin (James Pants ruff remix)