By now, I hope you’ve peeped the album I did with Billy Woods called “Dour Candy”. If not, get on that shit. I’m Biased but, fuck that, it’s really good.
Anyway, I did a remix of the song “Tinsletown” which features Woods, Lo Deck and Marq Spekt. As a tip of the hat to the good old days when people would put out remixes that were, in fact, totally new songs, the beat has been re-imagined and all the verses are original. Peep it!
Also, peep the “Crocodile Tears” remix after it. Another banger.
Dreamer By Marq Spekt and Gary Wilson
Here’s a new song from Marq Spekt of his upcoming “Broken Mazes” ep. This is a special project Spekt has put together with Jazz Fusion/experimental artist Gary Wilson. For those who don’t know, Wilson isn’t some new jack jazzmatazz bullshit. Although he only put out a few things back in the day ,he’s the real deal.
I’ve heard the entire project and it’s pretty fucking awesome. It’s rare that you get an MC of this caliber and a musician of this caliber together. Get excited. So, here’s a first taste of what’s coming soon.
I figure now is as good a time as ever to just do a big post updating all of you on what I’ve been up to, musically. Since I get about five tweets/facebook comments a day saying shit like “Hey dewd, instead of posting jokes how bout you make some new music!”. First off, blow me. Secondly, I am and always have been steadily making music. So here’s a run down of some newer shit I’ve been involved with and what’s coming up:
By now you should know my newest album “interludes after midnight” BEEN out. Buy it on I-tunes, or at a store or from a guy in an alley…Whatever…just cop that shit…or go here:
I also have a free EP I did with Illogic (more on that later) that you can download here:
What else? Oh yeah, I did this remix for aesop’s single “Zero Dark 30”
as well as a remix for Billy Woods “DMCA”
There’s also this remix I did for Premrock and Willie Green:
Okay, and now the stuff that’s coming up…
Illogic and I have another free EP “Preparing for capture part 2” dropping September 4th. After that, we plan to drop the full length album “Capture the sun” in 2013.
I’m working on an album with Billy Woods that’s mostly been recorded. It’s gonna be crazy. It was originally gonna be an ep but we decided to just make it a full length. I’m very hyped about this album.
I’m doing albums with Open Mike Eagle and Marq Spekt as well. both of those projects are still in the early stages but they should get rolling very soon. Mike told me he’s gonna bring out the Evil Mike Eagle for this record, which I responded “You should call your self Open Mike Evil” to which he responded “STFU”. Whatever, it’s gonna be awesome.
There’s also the album I’m doing with my group “The Mighty Jones” , which consists of singer Joanna Erdos, Guitarist Damien Paris (he’s the guy who’s played guitar on all my solo albums) , Jeremy Gibson (aka Sir Jarlsberg but he also plays like 20 instruments), and myself.
This is a song from that album…It’s gonna be ten songs long.
Beyond that, I plan to hit the road in the fall. There is talk of me finally getting back to Europe in late september…but it will be mostly eastern euro dates so, if you live in france or the UK get your local promoters to come holler at the kid. I’d love to get out there again…it’s literally been almost ten years. Regardless, I’ll announce all those dates when/if they get solidified.
As for US dates, I’m still working on that but I got a show in S.F. in august:
Okay? Cool. Well…thanks for reading this and supporting me. I’ve enjoyed it all.
Frozen Sunlight by Billy Woods Feat Open Mike Eagle and Marq Spekt
It’s been a good month for rappers I like/work with doing songs together. Earlier Illogic, Marq Spekt and open mike eagle did a song and now, Open Mike Eagle and Spekt join Billy Woods for a non-album track banger produced by Willie Green.
In case you were unaware, Billy Woods released his album “History will absolve me” earlier this week. It’s literally the only thing I’ve been listening to. I can’t express enough how much you should buy this album. It’s on I-tunes or available at http://backwoodzstudioz.com/ .
I’m not about to write a review of the album but I can say it’s a real album. In the sense that it was made with consistent themes, it ties together musically, and Woods seems to have an overall concept behind the entire thing. To say that kind of thing is rare nowadays is an understatement. Not to get corny but this kind of thing is art. I generally hate that word and think throwing it around when discussing rap is extremely lame but there’s no other way to put it. It’s not always easily digestible but it’s something you can go back to , time and time again and pull something new out of. So, yeah, if you like hard rap with a head on it’s shoulders that somehow manages to be not at all nerdy, this will be your shit.
As I said, this song was a track that didn’t make the album and , that alone, is a testament to how strong this album is. Peep it.
Nightmares III By Open Mike Eagle Feat. Illogic and Marq Spekt
Here’s an awesome remix of an awesome song featuring three artist I both love AND am currently working with. We all win with this one.
Nothing more to really say about it. Download it and enjoy.
Electrolytes By Marq Spekt
Marq Spekt has been around for a while. I first heard of him probably about 6 years ago when LoDeck slipped me a song called “Vegetables”. It was both weird and interesting, therefor grabbing my attention. Since then Spekt has popped up all over the place with Solo albums, Collabo albums, mixtapes and dope guest spots on other dope albums. Most recently, he was part of an awesome album with Cunninlynguists producer Kno called “Machetevision” , which I thoroughly Recommend.
As a bonus, here’s a taste of that:
PS: I’ve gotten a complaint about the uploading site I use for these song of the day’s. Does anyone else have a similar issue with it? Lemme know , cause if it’s a larger problem, I’ll switch up my upload site.