The internet has brought us a smorgasbord of weird, mind-boggling things that probably shouldn’t exist, but now do. From cats in nylons, to photos of very inspired tattoos on highly inappropriate body parts made available to the general public, our tolerance for that type of shit is high.
Well, in sort of a very fitting, somewhat meta way, Kim Dotcom of Megaupload fame has released an album titled Good Times via Bandcamp on the second anniversary of him getting busted. The 17-track project is comprised of “party-ready dance music” produced by the entrepreneur. If this means nothing to you, think “Sandstorm” era music, but with an image of this Kim Dotcom wildin’ out to it. This isn’t one of those things that you even have to like; it’s just necessary that you know that this album exists. In some inexplicable way, it’s kind of entrancing; before you know it, you’ll be on track 13 while slowly losing your sense of identity, lost in this music… uh, not like that’s currently happening to me or anything. Whatever.
Listen to Good Times in all its glory below.
“Kim Dotcom’s album, Good Times, released on Monday Jan 20, 2014, one day before Kim’s 40th birthday & marking the 2nd anniversary of the dramatic, illegal FBI raid on his home in New Zealand.
Recorded at New Zealand’s Roundhead Studios, this album entered production in 2011 before recording was interrupted by the raid, unlawful asset seizures, one month in jail followed by house arrest without Internet access, illegal spying and an apology from the Prime Minister of New Zealand as a result.
Against all odds, here it is: Good Times.
Good Times is an album of upbeat party-ready dance music produced by Kim Dotcom. Co-produced by SLEEP DEEZ, PRINTZ BOARD, RELLEVANT and JD WALKER the album features U.S. artists ILATI and AMARI as well as New Zealand artists LAUGHTON KORA and TIKI TAANE. (Refer to bios attached for more info).
The music celebrates Kim’s ever-present philosophy of inspiring people to feel good, have fun and live life to the fullest. Kim was inspired by the Trance and Dance tracks he listened to during his high-speed driving times on the German Autobahn.
Given the negative backdrop to this optimistic album its release is a testament to Kim’s sheer dedication and determination.
Let the Good Times roll!”