Friday, September 3, 2010

Focus On: Symphonic Four-Who Do You Think You're Fooling Pt's 1 & 2 (On Zudan Records)

It's almost 1:30am and I've been going through the last of my records and getting ready to move into our new place. Not only is it closer to both my wife and I's work, but my brother from another mother and label man Edeeq(Lynn Ness)from New Medina, we're neighbors now!

Anyways, back to the records.I have been meaning to write and put up this 45 for a long while now. The 45 in which I speak of is The Symphonic Four: Who Do You think You're Fooling Pt's 1 & 2 on Zudan (Whom also put out both The Earls Inc. 45).

Cool ties and history with the group itself. The members mainly consisted of earlier members of The Parliaments and Funkadelic. The lead singer of this particular 45 went on to sing back vocals with The Detroit Emeralds, and as you can hear in this recording, the similarities of music styles being produced. This 45 is as sweet as soul can get and for the time period it was recorded, there are a varied amount of influences. The song content is pretty heavy as well.

A favorite amongst soul collectors, dj's, and was featured in a CD mix a while back by Matthew Africa and my man Josh Bea aka DJ B Cause of the 4 One Funk Crew titled "Soul Boulders" . A real heavy and soulful treat not to be slept on.

So in it's entirety and both sides mixed, this is for your listening pleasure.

**Note this is not the version from the "Soul Boulders" CD. This is one I did a couple of years back.

Adrian M.(age)

The Symphonic Four:Who Do You Think You're Fooling Pt's One and Two(Mixed)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

On Blast: ATLAS-Beauty & The Blues (FREE DOWNLOAD)

Hey Folks,

It's been a minute since we last posted anything on here and figured this would be a great way to start off semi-fresh and bring something EXTRA FRESH to the table.

So the crew to look out for consists of both my man Ron C. (a.k.a. "Dex") and Super Producer Diego (a.k.a "Deader"). Hailing from the North Bay (Cail, that is), they bring something that is desperately needed right now, and are contributing force of something new, exciting, and quite honestly...overdue in this day of stale rhymes, Casio made tracks, and just horrible sounds all around. The Rhymes and Production value of this project is something that stands strong amongst most things that are released commercially. Fact of the matter is, I'd pay top dollar for it, but they are GIVING IT AWAY FOR FREE!!! A free product in this day in age is a pretty common practice, but to get something as good as this, let alone, something great is a very rare treat indeed. Good looking out ATLAS CREW!

They're already getting much attention and their music was just recently added on the LRG clothing site. (just click the link). The video is tagged "Maloof Money Cup OC".

Be sure to watch out for more of their releases and solo efforts too. Dex and I are going to co-lab pretty soon on a project that will also feature Niamaja, Free Will, Haze, Vertebrae Crew and More. From what I understand Deader is in the works with some folks as well, so keep an eye out people!

Do yourself and them a favor, download this album, re post and blog if possible, and give it a listen. You're in for a nice treat.

Adrian M.(age)

ATLAS: Beauty and The Blues

1-Welcome to My Temple
2-America is Dreaming
3-Blacks & Blues
4-Delirium (Brother Destruction)
5-Old Man
6-Peddler's Blues
7-Things Going Wrong
8-Memento Mori

Dex (Emcee)
Deader (Producer)

**Mastered by Adrian M.(age)from New Medina Music at The Shoe Box Palace.
Cover conceived by:Scotty

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