Monday, June 27, 2011
Midnight EEZ (2011)
"Insight, foresight, more sight, the clock on the wall reads a quarter past midnight"
Its '95 and a man from Dublin is exiting the record store mecca Fat Beats in NYC. Two men, hearing the man from Dublin is a DJ and in true Fat Beats fashion (think Percee P), hand him a demo tape which he slides effortlessly into his pocket. Years pass and the man from Dublin now has a record label and stumbles upon the demo tape which he still has yet to listenen to. Playing it, he finds out that the duo, (which this author can tell you are still unknown), have that rare NYC sound, not the short and aggressive loops made famous by Wu-Tang but the jazzy stuff you'd play driving the Mercedes from the cover of Mecca and The Soul Brother well into the night because "after hours it was cool". Think Pete Rock, Primo, think tape hiss and beautifully sampled drums and piano loops and underwater filters all resulting in an instrumental hiphop time capsule.
Posted by Leif at 2:33 PM