The Song:At Home with the Groovebox
is a sort of novelty concept album. A Groovebox is a compact programming synthesizer containing sounds from various sound machines (the 808 & 909 drum machines, the 303 bass machine, and a sound library). The idea of the album's producers was to send this box/instrument to artists who would then figure out how to use it to create a song/recording. They were only allowed to use the Groovebox, external effects, and human voice. Other artists on this interesting and fun CD include Air
, Sonic Youth
, and Cibo Matto.
With his Groovebox, Beck turned out a a funky, weird song. It could probably be considered the little brother to "This Is My Crew
," it has a similar vibe. DJ Swamp is the star of the song, while Beck samples his own vocals to say "Boyz!" over and over.