Mike Skinner and Murkage Dave are on their Jackson and McCartney right now, doing more for race relations than when the King Of Pop sang “It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white”. Or at least they seem to think they are.
When given the brief of recording one of their conversations, ahead of the Tonga nightclub night that the pair run in London, most of what was emailed back to us probably isn’t fit for publishing. The elements that are, however, all seem to centre around the pair’s observations on race, covering topics as broad as Mike’s Jamaican influenced dance moves, the tackle that killed Bob Marley, trolling teachers, starting rumours of a new Streets album and, naturally, being the new MJ.
On Mike’s Dance Moves & PBMs
Murkage Dave: Mike’s got some moves, Mike’s got some steps…
Mike: What makes you say that?
Murkage Dave: We spoke about this… Your steps are heavily Jamaican influenced.
Mike: They are yeah, when they get going.
Murkage Dave: And I respect that, because you’re at a white wedding, everyone’s doing the dad dance and you’re actually kind of seeding in the Jamaican vibes. You’re doing your bit for multiculturalism.
Mike: For the PBMs.
Murkage Dave: Mike is probably the biggest PBM I know. Mike is a Positive Black Male, a lot of people feel that way about him, in the scene.
Mike: Because there absolutely is a scene. And there is a place that they all go to.