Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Welcome Back

Sorry for the long delay in posts. We didnt dissapear. Not yet at least. I just been doing alot of running around like a lunatic, and suffered two lethal pc crashes, so im just getting back up to speed with the blogger tip. Been doing alot of digging though so got alot of new treats for you cats. Also got a dope picture phone today so youll see some insites into the life of a broke producer living in the land of the redneck. Beats have been going very good. Been real inspired as of late. I think its the wierd weather. Tonight I got a lot of randomness popping off, from jazz to broken beat. Some stuff that ive been feeling in the last few weeks. Its bout 4 am here so ill make this fast.

1. Footin' It - George Benson
"AY YO THATS THAT SHIT!!!" This song is that shit. For all the Diamond D fans heres the og song that Diamnond looped up and made that shit classic. Been really feeling George though lately. His mid 70's albums are real funky and he just kills the guitar. This track here has a solid groove that Benson just flexes his guitar chops over. One fucking real funky melody and break. Good shit.

2. Brother Can You Spare a Dime - Abbey Lincoln & Stan Getz
Now traditionally im not a big fan of female jazz/lounge vocalists, but this shit right here is real smooth. Abbey Lincoln is a very talented female vocalist that started in 1955. She did a bunch of records in that era, then she actually moved to movies for a while. In the '70s she started actually writing her own songs instead of just using other pieces of music. In 1989 she signed to Verve records and got things popping with them. She is still making music at 70 years old today. Accomplying her on this track is classic saxophonist Stan Getz. Stan was born in Philly back in 1927, then moved to the bronx when he was young. He went to WWII and learned to play with big band acts. He started catching more rep and started to do more solos on bigger albums and he became a star. He did a whole bunch of albums with Verve then, but had to take a break due to drug addiction and had to clean himself up. Went back to Verve and made some more classics.The biggest break of his carrer was when he did an album with Joa Gilberto, titled Getz/Gilberto. The album was a hit mainly due to the classic track, Girl from Ipanema. Stan was a legend on the sax and sadly passed away in 1991. But he did make a few classic recordings before his death. This song here is a more of a moody piece. Starts off with Abbey singing about when times were good and now falling on bad times. But the best part of this track is when Stan solos throughout the middle. It really breaks down and gets very jazzy. Very dope track.

3. These Passing Days - Jeremy Ellis
This track here has been getting alot of rotation in my crib. Mr Ellis here is a detroit native that has been making real funky forward thinking broken beat tracks for Ubiquity Records. Im real into the vibe of this track. Its a real spacy track with a dreamy vibe, with ellis busting out his justin timberlake over the track crooning about wanting to be with his girl and his feelings toward here. Nice vibe overall. Motherfucker kills the synths though. Some real lush patches are up in this song. And he layers them real nice. Props.

4. Emanon Japan Import - Track 4
Aight I got this online a while ago but its all in Japanese. So itunes reads it as lil squares. If you dont know about emanon check back through the blog. I did a review of there album a while ago. This beat here is real sick. Real jazzy keys and nice basslines. Im a big fan of these cats production. I likes me some jazz music.

Aight its five am now, so i gots to goto bed. Its been fun though getting back on the blogging horse and Imma go nuts in the next couple of days round these parts. Oh and thanks alot to the people that peeped my tracks. Got a lot of nice comments and even a song that someone laid lyrics on. So thanks for that support. If you would like to check out my stuff check out my myspace for newer stuff. I rotate the beats all the time so check back often. Peace and love from djhaze. Out.