So, Yppah, Arms and sleepers and I made a little exclusive EP for our upcoming tour. It’s called “Hermit Kingdom” and it will be released in a very limited Vinyl run (we will be selling it on tour and online after the tour) and it will also be available digitally through Future Archive Recordings. The Digital drops Oct. 12th and the vinyl will be ready for the second and third legs of the tour (sorry first 15 dates!)
So, I’ve been hinting about a new project a little bit and it’s finally out today. Well, to be truthful, it’s not brand new. In fact, it’s been done for a while (and streaming on one website for months) but it’s finally available to stream and purchase today. I just wanted to talk about it a little cause it’s not the typical Blockhead release.
Blockhead: Art Of the Sample
My new album is a fun side project I did with the good people over at De Wolfe records. If you are unfamiliar with them, they are a music library that has been doing music for film, radio and television for nearly 100 years. They make original music that gets plugged into all sorts of things and has been heard all around the world. If you’re a producer, you have very likely sampled them and you don’t even realize it. Well, I was fortunate enough to have them allow me make an album entirely out of their back catalogue. That’s SO much music. In fact, so much so, that I already have another volume almost done. So this should be an ongoing thing.
What I made is my own library record. These are not typical Blockhead songs. They’re more stripped down and focused for the purpose of being used in tv and film. So, don’t expect 6 minutes songs that constantly change. This is not that. That was not the focus of the album. Think more along the lines of “Blockheads broke beats” , which was my first album ever on Mush records.
Anyway, so that is the story! This was a fun side project for me to do and I’m really happy it’s finally out there on a mass level. For those curious about physical copies, there will be a vinyl release by the good people at Young Heavy Souls. That’s expected to drop in June and will be a pretty limited run (1000 copies). Here is a preorder link:
Hi, been a minute….
So, I put out my album “Funeral Balloons” in September but to let you know I’m not sitting on my hands, here are some recent remixesand loosies I’ve done, Including this brand new one for Armand Hammer’s “Dry Ice”. Enjoy!
Every new album is like a new child. This album is my 7th child. Jesus , I’m old.
Anyway, I’ve been yapping about this for months and months now and the day is finally here. I just wanted to have a go to place where anyone interested in the album can find it. To stream or buy. Either way works for me. I only hope you enjoy it.
If you like your music digital, I gotchu…
So, yeah! I hope you enjoy it. I’m hitting the road soon and I’ll post as many dates as I can gather once I have them all lined up…but for now…here’s what we got:
European dates and more US dates to be added soon but I figure it’s best to get these out now then just sit on them.
Hope to see as many of you there as possible. If I can be serious and corny for a moment, I’m really lucky that I get to make music for a living. And it’s thanks to you guys. So, thank you all for sticking with me over these years. I’ve been making music for 20 plus years now and I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing.
September 8th is nearing (the release date of my new album “Funeral Balloons”) but I wanted to give you all a little taste before then. Picking what track to leak was tough cause I coulda gone many different directions. The album is nothing if not eclectic. I opted to go with a slightly off center choice. Basically, I don’t wanna show my hand for what this album is gonna be and this song is just weird enough to keep people guessing.
The good people over at HiphopDX premiered it earlier today but I figure I would put it up here as well cause, you know, this is my website and all.
So enjoy the song: