The gigantic sea monster from Japan known as Godzilla has appeared in more than two dozen films since debuting in Ishiro Honda's Godzilla back in 1954; Godzilla resurfaces in theaters today, and it's the first American take on the iconic kaiju since Roland Emmerich's 1998, um, abomination. I don't use the term "iconic" lightly—Godzilla has a strong grip on pop culture beyond just the cinema world, and closer to home the creature has played a role in the development of footwork.
Back in 2002 Michigan's Databass Records released Godzilla Remixes, an LP by local ghetto-house producer DJ Slugo. The title track is built on what sounds like a sample of the blaring horn signaling Godzilla's impending onslaught; "Godzilla" retains that sinister monster-movie mystique even though that familiar sound has been chopped up and looped in a skittering pattern, and then affixed to a pileup of lean, palpitating drums. The track had also been called "11-47-99," which is how it appeared on a 2001 Databass LP; it was also under Slugo's name, but as the years passed more people began crediting the song to another Chicago producer, Kavain Space, aka RP Boo. With Godzilla out in theaters I decided to talk to Space about the track and his career.