And another exclusive track (well, it was until i just published this post and made it available to every single living, breathing, internet access having human being in this solar system from now til cyberspace eternity).
Anyway. O.Boogie is a cool producer/dj cat from Amsterdam who asked me some time ago to do a promo remix of this track Paperchaser he was gonna release with rapper Tableek from the group Maspyke. So i did. On some old nasty synthy rough drum sounds hip-hop vibe. Play loud.
Ni hao Shanghai ren! Come by The Shelter on Thursday April 23 for a night of all things jazzy and funky. Deep beats and grooves provided by dj’s Alan Shanyinde, V-Nutz, Drunk Monk and myself will blend with live performances by our dope-as-hell resident musicians Xiao Feng and Devious as well as talented students from the JZ School. Click flyer above for more info (and yes, that’s me hanging upside down, bottom left).
Now for some much deserved bloglight on longtime collabo artist Sole Profit, who I’ve been making tracks with since hooking up through mp3.com (remember when that was THE music site?).
This Californian cat – currently living in Atlanta – is seriously one of the nicest mc’s you never heard. Hard hitting punchlines, story telling skills, versatile flows, a sense of humour and the ability to translate a wide variety of ideas and emotions into dope rhymes.
A couple of weeks ago I saw on Soundcloud that German label Compost Records had a remix contest for the song Aurevoir by French DJ/producer Alif Tree. Extended deadline was yesterday, Friday April 10. Couldn’t get Mr.Windmill in the studio earlier, so we had to do the whole remix from start to finish in 1 day. The original is a really organic, melancholic jazz track over a slow housy groove, with mostly live instruments. We rearranged the track completely, took parts out, added new drums, percussion and bass and sped it up too. Shake something..
For fans of dubby, afrolatin percussion flavored, groovin’ deep jazz house.
Whatsup? Here’s the first music equipment related post on my blog. Non-gear loving folks, please keep walking – there’s nothing to see here.. (Just walk up or down one post to where the free downloads are..)
For those that are interested in getting an inside look into well-known producers’ studios – what gear do they use, what software, how do they approach building a song, mixing techniques etc. etc. – check out Dutch soulful hip-hop producer Nicolay’s new blog series. In Part 1 he explains – to my suprise – that one of his main tools is a pretty old fashioned, free piece of step sequencing software called ModPlug. The backbone for most his tracks is made in it. Wow.
Man, i’m getting the hang of this blogging! Hehe.. Since I’m sharing some of my music, here’s a mix i did last year that is perfect for the (upcoming) Spring and Summer nights. It starts off really laidback and relaxed and slowly picks up speed and energy. Some Brazilian and latin vibes, soulful electronic music, DEEP house joints and jazzy disco. So much for the label sticking, just play loud and enjoy..