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“In this day and age distance, time and space no longer present the barriers that they previously did. ‘Collision’ the brand new future beats and jnstrumental Hip-Hop EP from Amin Payne (AUS) and Ben bada boom (GER) is testament to this. Having never met in person yet sharing similar and different views of music have collaborated on a musical journey encompassing sound bytes swapped over the digital landscape into a product. This journey showcases the strengths of both of these producers and aims to deliver a unique style.”
BEN BADA BOOM is a 26 year old beatmaker and design artist who is based in Hamburg, Germany. 3B ́s sounds come from various influences such as Electronic, Funk and Soul. He takes those influences and then turns them into something new. With a result clearly linked to hip-hop and broken beat. Current, but difficult to classify genre wise. His compositions are characterized by an occasional glimpse of 8-Bit, some 80’s synth work and Celtic tunes. With something of a stray jazz trumpet defends dirty points. Ben has focused on bringing a new, yet fresh, unheard sound using many unique techniques.
Amin Payne is... Raised in Auckland but currently based in Melbourne, Amin PaYnE’s sound is deeply rooted in both smooth and luscious sample based hip-hop, as well as the modernity and creativity of the current beat scene. Amin Payne is a consistent crate digger with influences in both taste and production style as varied and complimentary as J-Dilla, Pete Rock, Kashiff, Isley Brothers, and Marvin Gaye. A mix of both vintage and fresh sounds clearly reflect the dusty and crunchy, yet soulful music. Amin was a recent member of the Sold out Red Bull beat suite which was a performance with a 15 piece orchestra, 3 beatmakers, 2 turtablists and Aloe Blacc & ladi 6. Amin has shared stages with Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, Peanut Butter Wolf, Eric Lau, Kev Brown, Ras G, Kaytranada, Oddisee ..
A2 Uturn Meon
A3 Moon To Mars
A4 Coast 2 Coast
B2 A Long Time Feat Hannah [Alta] B3 Laylow Feat Silent Jay
B4 Sunset on Staturn
B5 Lucid Dreams
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With over 8 years in and appearing on over 30 vinyl releases, Damu the Fudgemunk has built a modest following and a collectible catalog. With his latest release, Public Assembly (cover photo shot at the legendary Fat Beats record store in NYC), his label Redefinition Records decided to empower fans with a role in the selection process. Is this a greatest hits? Not quite, but a highlight reel of sorts influenced by carefully analyzed comments in Redef's social networking community, hence the LP title. Many consider, "The Greatest Hits Album" overdue, but for a man who considers "his best work has yet to be released", Public Assembly is the Fudgemunk's artist statement that brings things to date full circle. 10 full length instrumentals from various projects are consolidated into one album. Over half the featured tracks were either never released on vinyl (Hole Up and Streamline instrumentals) or released in limited quantities (Supply Intro). For newcomers, Public Assembly is the full course introduction into Damu the Fudgemunk's vast catalog. For those who have been on board over the years the record connects the dots in one sitting. Either way, with the growing expansions of Damu and Redefinition records, it's safe to assume this won't be last of their projects rallied by the people.
This 12-inch was released leading up to the full-length Further Adventures of Lord Quas. Cover by Jeff Jank showing the night view of Quasimoto's building where who-the-hell-knows-what goes on at all hours of the night.
Lord Quas, Madlib and Melvin Van Peebles on some fantastic, nightmarish planet, tripping hard. As hallucinatory a hip hop experience as you can possibly hope to experience without mushrooms. For some reason, the remix was featured first, and, as a result was the version featured on The Unseen album. So peep the original version – available only on this 12".
Lord Quas’ first solo 12” on Stones Throw Records! Features three songs also available on Quas’s The Unseen, but get ‘em here with artwork by DJ Design. Instrumentals too.