Danger Mouse is still a very popular man. In addition, to work on The Good, The Bad & The Queen, he’s busy working on a project in conjunction with Adult Swim titled Underground Animals. Danger Mouse will serve as the lead producer, but other producers will take on tracks for the album.
“We have some very celebrated producers and some up-and-comers, all of whom are arranged around Danger,” Downtown co-founder Josh Deutsch tells Billboard.com. “Everybody is producing under a pseudonym.” For the introductory album, the idea is that each song will feature a different producer working with a different artist, but “there won’t be a reveal as to which producer is doing a given track,” Deutsch says.
“There will be an element of mystery about it — certain producers will be retired,” he continues. “And many of these people are some of the most famous producers out there. It will allow them to produce the kinds of records they wouldn’t necessarily want to do without the benefit of a pseudonym. We’ve already had a really A-list rock guy wanting to do a hip-hop record.”
Also, the next Gnarls Barkley album is slated for release in 2007.