Record Label: Cascade Records
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“It’s basically a small collection of beats & riddims from two brothas who share some cultural refence points. two distinctly different sounds birthed out of similar influences.”
About Fitz Ambro$e
Fitz Ambro$e (CA) is a Tokyo based producer originally hailing from Cape Breton Island in remote eastern Canada. A beat maker with deep roots in 80’s soul/funk & 90’s hip-hop/rnb ,Fitz creates stripped-down hip-hop filled with various intricacies, hi-score hits and laser beam sheen.
Hailing from Richmond, VA. Son of Sheila and Earl. Soon after inheriting (AKA “jacking”) his father’s vast record collection, Ohbliv (AKA Brad O) abandoned his ‘classical’ background (playing trumpet in band) and began to study the masters on his own time.
It was during these formative years that he developed a love for funk, hip hop, and jazz and an ear for beats, soon realizing that many of his favorite jams were often sampled from some his favorite childhood records. Blessed with perfect pitch he soon began picking up instruments and singing. It wasn’t until he woke up from sleeping in music theory class in college, that he realized it was time to make the dream real.
He creates organic, soulful, and off-kilter jams with an improvisational spirit and raw interpretations from his mind and soul.
The swaggering, popping grooves gel each minimal production together to form tracks busting with trademarked flavor and culture. Throughout his career connecting with a diverse range of collaborators and supporters including Tokyo’s Cosmopolyphonic crew. Fitz has crafted a uniquely modern sound with a deep individual vision.
4. Dipn Trees
6. Jdsyy Joint
7. Mind Ringa
3. Healet (Rare Touch)
5. Go Pak
6. Level 24
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In the summer of 2007, producer 100dBs and emcee Ryan-O’Neil came together to create one of the dopest Hip-Hop albums in recent years, The Adventures of the One Hand Bandit & the Slum Computer Wizard. Fast forward 5 years later and the duo are destined to repeat greatness with their sophomore album Tea & Spliffs. Keeping with the same Hip-Hop formula of dope lyrics over sample- heavy Boom Bap production, Tea & Spliffs picks right up where the last album left off. Songs such as the lead single “Wait A Minute”, the Curtis Mayfield-sampled anthem “Power For The People”, and the fun and peppy track “Makin’ Moves” prove that 100dBs & Ryan-O’Neil’s chemistry hasn’t skipped a beat.
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A Michigan producer/emcee, 14KT hit the scene in 1994, rhyming and making beats with Binary Star affiliates Athletic Mic League. Fourteen years later, he dropped his first solo project: the well-received instrumental collection The Golden Hour, focusing solely on rap-free tracks influenced by the late great J Dilla (whom he calls his musical mentor).Nowalataz followed in 2009, leading to growing props and a spot in the Red Bull Big Tune beat battle. (He won, setting the stage for his popular 14KillaTape.) Arguably his best release to date, A Friendly Game of KT assembles 14 joints loaded with unpredictable drum programming, moody keyboards, obscure samples, and trippy sound effects. Perfect for fans of fellow Michigan beat maestros Dilla and Black Milk, it’s something you can put on and listen to all the way through, whether you’re driving, working, partying, or just chilling on the couch. Standouts are “Ain’t Really That Funny (Janet Flip),” “Blessed,” “Lessons from IX Lives,” and “Where Else? (One for ATCQ).” -iTunes
After being stuck “In the Middle of Infinity,” 3:33 found them- selves in “The White Room,” an ever-expanding room. While inside the White Room, their minds were pulled apart. The resulting Bicameral Brain was comprised of two parts. One side spoke commands in the form of auditory hallucinations and the other listened and obeyed. With their double album, “Bicameral Brain,” 3:33 isolate the two sides of this primitive state of consciousness, the command- er and the commanded, and capture them in the form of an audio recording. 3:33 continue to bend the framework of their sound in the same vein as Yoshi Wada, Terry Riley, Whitehouse and La Monte Young. Follow 3:33 on their journey through the Bicameral Brain, an examination of primitive consciousness as it still functions today.
Rare early 70s soul from Cinci! "Doon-Chang" by the female vocal combo 4 Jades has a little bit of a psych funk vibe going on thanks to the guitars – with a funky bassline prominent in the mix, some sax, nicely -grooving organ and solid drums. Still, it's the voices that shine the brightest! Sweet lead and backup vocals really make this one a standout. "Gee How I Miss You" is a mellower tune – but still with a heavy bass groove – and the vocals are even more sublime on this track! The flip has a pair of strong, stylistically divergent tracks by Longmire – the funky disco instrumental gem "Make You Wanna Holler" – and the tender vocal ballad "Everybody's Somebody's Fool". (Pressed on clear green vinyl.)