By JR on 7:29 AM
Filed Under: Art
It's only right that the country who is known for manufacturing these powerful tools of music production is the one who also shows the most creativity in customizing them. Enjoy a cool gallery in the art of Akai, E-MU Systems, Roland and Technics customization as GHOSTINMPC revitalizes the look and feel of classic drum machines. With their eye for providing attractive colors and stylish finishes, this Japanese company specializes in the renowned MPC line of drum machines by Akai, which includes one of their hottest designs in a fusion of the legendary SP1200 and MPC3000 drum machine/samplers.
Visit www.ghostinmpc.com to purchase a custom design, visit them here at Flickr for more images of customization which are categorized according to product.
With an easy-breezy vibe to make you bounce in the Foreign Exchange style of happiness in songwriting, Zo! & Sy Smith change up the groove to give you butterflies as they celebrate love and Janet Jackson on their version of “When I Think Of You”. Here is what Sy has to say about the tribute inspired by SoulBounce:
"I wanted to re-imagine Janet Jackson tunes without contorting the essence of what makes her songs so wonderful. So, this was my first effort at doing that, in conjunction with SoulBounce.com's #31DaysOfJanet tribute in August 2015. I got up with my brother Zo! on an arrangement I had already done, and Zo! completely brought the arrangement to life with his nimble production skills and musicianship. Maybe I'll do a whole album of this... we shall see."
When I Think Of You (J. Harris III, T. Lewis)
Produced by Zo!
Arranged by Sy Smith
All instruments by Zo!
All vocals by Sy Smith
Recorded & mixed by Zo! at East Wing Studios in Silver Spring, MD and Grant Nicholas at G Nick Studios in North Hollywood, CA
Mastered by Grant Nicholas
With a smooth blend of Jazz and Pop expression in songwriting to have you feeling like you are floating on air, C. Christopher Scott speaks to your inner soul through his religious belief in the musical dream of "Healer".
Find the savior in your life through the musical message of this Southern multi-talent on his album "Healer" now available digitally at CD Baby.
It's all about good lovin' tonight as drummer/composer Ken Milandou joins singer Cleveland P Jones and pianist Ahmed Sirour to share the power which love to do to heal our heart's wounds. To a thumping groove and sweet melodies, Cleveland delivers a soulful performance to put you in the place of a couple who balance trials and tribulations with the good times of being in love.
With a Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito co-sign back in '93 on WKCR FM for their instrospective demo "Live To Learn", the music and messages of Boston's Mikst Nutz Crew have left outstanding Hip Hop which continues to remain sought after by die-hard fans of obscure acts.
Enjoy music from the official channels of the group's DJ who uploads songs straight from the original '93 demo tapes and '96 EP for your listening pleasure. He's got a good taste for classic R&B too as you can hear from one of his party mixes below.
Sit back & enjoy a playlist of TV &movie themes which were never commercially released as one collector dedicates their digging time to the VHS tape crates rather than the usual route of vinyl records. The YouTube channel Obscure Unreleased Soundtrack Funk And More explores various genres of filmmaking to highlight parts of mostly obscure movies which brought The Funk. Check his two channels at YouTube for more selections.
In an interview. DJ/producer K-Def reflects on an outstnding career in Hip Hop production, where he feels the art is headed and shares his thoughts on the gems to be found within exploring unreleased soundtrack music from 70's.
What Is The Shady Corps?
The Shady Corporation also known as the "Shady Corps" is a rap group.
It is modeled after the "Marine Corps". In the fashion of training and preparing for war. In this case the war referred to is the war between real Hip Hop and the "Culture Vultures"(people out to exploit the culture).
The Shady Corps is comprised of Pacewon (from the "Outsidaz" and "Pacewon and Mr. Green" fame) and several M.C.'s and producers. The "Shady Corps" is also an Eminem tribute band. Honoring and celebrating real hip hop while carrying on the tradition set forth by Eminem of Out spoken, witty, saavy, and insightful lyrics... Also what Pace likes to call "nifty lyrics"...
"A great installment in one of our favorite sound library series ever – one of the few we can really trust for consistently funky, consistently soulful work every single time – with a top-shelf level of grooves like this! These guys really dig hard to get past the obvious – and this time around, they've brought together material from sound libraries that include Amphonic, Montparnasse 2000, Parry, Impress, Chappell, and Conroy – with a wide range of European funk sounds from the 70s that are totally great, and which provide a wonderful variety throughout!
As with most sound library sets, these cuts were never formally issued to the public – which means you're not likely to have any of these tracks at home in your collection, even though they've got a strength that rivals the best 70s funky jazz, blacksploitation soundtracks, and instrumental grooves on bigger labels. Titles include "Bass Cule" by Guy Pedersen, "Frame Up" by Dick Walter, "Before Summer Ends" by Keith Mansfield, "Hostile Groove" by Frank Ricotti, "Gain Reduction" by Jacky Devenais, "Scorpio The Scorpion" by Zack Laurence, "The Fat Man" by Dick Walter "Monday" by Syvano Santorio, "Syncope & Riffs" by J Basile & T Lexter, "Skyway" by Jean Claude Petit, and "Let's Forget The World" by ORF Big Band." - Dusty Groove
Enjoy the album stream and get your copy of "Dramatic Funk Themes 4" here at Amazon.
Feel the pinch of the death nerve as UK band The Sorcerers merge the upbeat Funk and mysterious elements of Ethio-Jazz with the drama, thrill and suspense of European soundtracks from the 70's. The Sorcerer takes World music down a dark path as a group of musicians draw from Africa's ethnic roots of musical expression for a new and exciting sound.
Formed by guitarist Pete Williams and bassist Neil Innes and featuring Drummer Joost Hendrickx, Pianist Johnny Richards & multiple-instrumentalist Richard Ormrod. The band was conceived after writing and producing some Ethio inspired music intended for release as a 7" single. The music garnered such a popular response that they developed the sound further before recording the debut album.