As legend has it, Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez came up with the idea for the Bucketheads while riding through Manhattan and listening to the radio. The Brooklyn-born DJ, already a New York house music star thanks to his production and remix work with “Little” Louie Vega (as Masters at Work), was unimpressed by the Euro-flavored dance records that were getting rotation and started digging in his own collection for the antidote to the tepid tracks coming from overseas. The result was the Bucketheads, an infectious blend of hip-hop, disco, funk and house influences that, like anything Kenny touches musically, simply could not miss. The single “The Bomb (These Sounds Fall into My Mind)” became an inescapable dance floor staple upon its release in summer 1995, dominating club rotations in the U.S. and scaling the charts across Europe, entering the Top 10 in the UK, France and Belgium. The song, along with follow-up single “Got Myself Together,” formed the centerpiece for the album All in My Mind, which would become a significant influence on dance music during the second half of the 1990s and into the next decade.
The Bucketheads impact is still felt today, as Miami rapper Pitbull would revive “The Bomb”
for his own 2009 smash hit “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho).” In 2006, Slant Magazine named the song as number 65 on their list of the 100 Greatest Dance Songs, saying it “brought disco revivalism to the world of jock jams.” Get On Down is honored to present the reissue of The Buckethead's essential 1995 album All in My Mind on CD, restored with brilliant sound, newly designed cover art and packaged in an embossed digi-pak.