About the music: If there is one thing we over indulge at the Sfunk laboratory it’s pasta and IDM. Basically it’s the voice of our brain pie, it’s our solution to E=Mc2. Cheffing up this dish, to this mix is kin to entering the world of Tron, this delicious shiz right here is the direct current between the ear and mouth. If you don’t already talk about Nicola Tesla over dinner, you will now. Fear not, one doesn’t need to be a rocket scientist to chef this dish, just maybe to be able to discuss it’s universal significance.
Considering string theory we put together eight tracks of pure intelligent dance music. The big bang for this recipe begins with Tycho’s melodic drum and bass jam, ‘Past is Prologue,’ this evolves into LA based wizkid Nosaj Thing’s ‘Light #1.’ We’ve also got, Four Tet’s, ‘Angel Echos,’ James Blake’s, ‘CMYK,’ and to wrap it up, Brain Feeder Records’ (think Flying Lotus) TOKIMONSTA, into Star Sling vs Teams. Get smart with these badass chunes, prepare for lift-off, and to quote the famous physicist Richard Feynman who loved to play bongos at strip clubs in Pasadena, “blaze freely.”
Prep Time: 40 minutes
1/2 lb gemelli pasta
1 clove garlic, minced
2 links, spicy italian sausage, uncased
1/4 fresh italian parsley, chopped
750 ml, cheap red wine (1 bottle)
1 1/2 cups, tomato sauce
1 tsp olive oil
pinch red pepper flakes
Romano or Parmesan cheese to top
Hit play and let Tycho set the mood. This playlist is bass(ed) deep in quantum beats, so try and keep up. Hopefully you bought yourself an extra bottle of red wine and large bag of weed because you’re about to learn some shit.
Chop your eggplant into about 1/2 inch cubes (this Tycho song is basically made for eggplant chopping). While you’re at it, mince the garlic and chop up the parsley, just to get it out of the way.
Then take your uncased sausage and start sphereing them into little mini meatballs. Throw some olive oil in a non stick pan and turn on high heat. Stick your spicy sausage balls in the pan and brown on all sides. At this point you and the pan may be reacting to the interconnected web of the multiverse thanks to the incredible Nosaj Thing track. Break free from your eternally occurring awareness and take those browned meatballs out of the pan and put them on a paper towel.
Now, in spite of the ethereal beauty of this Pantha du Prince song, fight it’s gravitational sway and throw the eggplant and garlic into the pan with all the sausage juice. Cook until caramelized, about 7 minutes.
Fill a medium pot with 2 cups red wine and 2 cups water. Bring to boil. Will boil @ roughly 100 degrees centigrade.
Then add a half cup of red wine and cook that ish ‘til it’s reduced by half.
Add the pasta to the watery wine concoction you got boiling and note the time.
Add the meatballs back into the pan. Then add the tomato sauce, stir and bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer until the pasta is done (which is going to be just before the pasta package directions say it should be). When the pasta is done, the beginning of this beautiful TOKiMONSTA song should be kicking in, spoon a little water/wine into the sauce and stir around. Drain the pasta (now an awesome purple color). Add it back into the sauce and toss with the fresh parsley.
Star Slinger and Teams should bring you home with this cheerfully upbeat song that makes it feel like the sun is shining even if you live like Dexter in an underground laboratory. Finally, top with cheese, and serve those with the highest music IQ first.