Insect Records

Usedtobe - Usedtobe (Cassette)

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Chris McDowell; aka Solar Shield (Austin Boogie Crew) aka Very Rich (Growth In Decay); is now also known as Usedtobe,

His debut long-player consisting of Boom Bap 90s beats, modern funk sketches and soul flips clocking in at 36 songs and 50 minutes. At 32, he’s been making music for over half his life under different monikers; He also owns a synthesizer company called ; a musical instrument design and manufacturing firm based in Austin, TX, where he was born and raised. He plays drums, bass, guitar and is absolutely blessed on the keys.

For this record, the equipment he used:
"Yamaha DX7, DSI Mopho, Ensoniq Mirage, Ableton Live, the web at large"

For fans of:
J Dilla, Count Bass D, MF DOOM, Onra and Quetzal

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