E Train fuses the established with the emerging on this project. Featuring Talib Kweli, Wordsworth, Keith Murray, Akrobatik, Rasco, D Mottola, Pep Love, The Aztext, Phil the Agony, Holly Saucy, Celsius 7, and many many more.
E-Train is a producer/DJ from San Francisco. He was one the main producers for the underground hip hop crew The Loyalists through out the mid 2000’s. He is gearing up to drop his first solo project “On Solid Ground” since the group went on hiatus in late 2009. His sound is drenched in soul and always maintains a classic thump that turns the heads of the most jaded hip hop fans to new comers in the game.
Being a working DJ in SF gives E-Train a constant insight into what is hot, however his chops are steeped deep in hip-hop culture. This allows his beats to ride the line between current, yet classic, and always timeless. Whether at beat battles or spinning at your local club, E-Train always has an ear for quality sounds.
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Marcus Visionary has been a full time DJ, producer and promoter for 2 decades. In the early 90′s Marcus was part of the Non Chalant sound system which championed the sounds of Hip Hop, Rnb, Reggae and early house. Since 1992 Marcus Visionary has been a DJ and promoter in the Toronto jungle scene and is responsible for creating early Delirium and Junglist Movement events. He currently is a resident DJ for Theory events, which has afforded him the opportunity of playing with all of the top artists in the business.
His Prophecy radio show is North America’s longest running Jungle Drum and Bass radio program. This year he celebrates 15 years with partner dj Prime. You can catch the Prophecy every Sunday night from 8-10 p.m E.S.T on 89.5 F.M or www.ciut.fm.
In the last decade Marcus Visionary has been featured on many premiere labels including: Digital Soundboy, Liondub International, Play:musik, 31 Records, Revolve:r, Trouble on Vinyl, Horizon Music, X tinction Agenda, Shout, Flex Records, Hustlin Beats, On Point, Nice and Smoothe, and Dance Rock.
Marcus Visionary’s sound is a fusion of dub, reggae, techno, soul, and early jungle with strict attention paid to melody and sub bass. With new music in the pipeline for Benny Page’s High Culture imprint, as well as the imminent launch of his Inner City Dance label with DJ Lush, more releases to come on Lion Dub and the re launch of his ragga jungle labels Dance Rock and Rock Steady very soon. It is now 20 years in and Marcus shows no signs of slowing down for 2012 and beyond.
(Liondub International | Konkrete Jungle | Breakbeat Science | Brooklyn)
(Elevated Press | Shelter | SF)
You may not have heard of D Mottola yet but let this EP be a warning. Dropping his solo debut on Elevated Press Records “Dungeon Raps” speaks very strongly to the fact that D Mottola is an emcee to check for in the coming years. His effortless delivery, smooth voice, and clever lyrics are a perfect match for the beats that Mikos provides. With undeniable Cali cool, Dungeon Raps reps that SF slap to the fullest.
The EP is a solid 6 tracks that leaves you wanting more. It’s uncut pure independent hip hop at its finest. It is available digitally August 30th worldwide. Physical copies will be available locally in the Bay Area at spots like Amoeba, Rasputin’s, and your favorite skate/tattoo shops.
Straight raw dance floor business on this release. Representing Melbourne Australia, Bhuvan brings us some straight jump up business on this single. This is his first release on EPR. Let It Up hits you right in the gut with some simple undeniable funk. For the b-side Bhuvan teams up with Marius (aka #hash$cash) for another dance floor roller. Don’t sleep on this! Available at all good online retailers!
Following up his last single on Elevated Press, Robustus drops his first EP “Behind The Iron Curtain”. 6 tracks deep, the album is an impressive body of work reaching into the minimal and techy realms of drum and bass. The production is intricate and well woven. It is definitely more of a listener’s album and better suits your headphones or a car ride rather than the club. However, this is the EP’s strong point. The music is straight Science. “Behind The Iron Curtain” is available world wide June 21st 2011 at all good online retailers!
Some previews of the 6 track EP below:
L 33 drops his first release with Elevated Press entitled “Accelerator EP“. L 33 is a name to watch in the DnB and dubstep genres. He is still in his teens and is making tunes that compare with some top notch producers out there. We are excited to watch his talents develop over the next couple years.
The Ep is a bit of a mix of styles. We wanted this project to be an introduction to what L 33 has to offer. The EP ranges from up front neuro-tech smashers to deep rolling liquid. Expect much more from this fresh talent in years to come!
Dub Sonata comes through with his first release on Elevated Press called Bluntitled. The tracks roll and meander along in a puff of smoke taking the listener along for the trip as Dub conducts the ride. An April 19th release date leaves these tasty nuggs dropping just in time for your favorite holiday.
The self-titled Bluntitled opens up with a dubbed out manifesto about legalization. Loads of classic reggae samples are mixed with lines from golden age films centering the topic. Drugstore is a jungle influenced cut that frantically moves about, flipping between breaks and samples. Boredom has more of a country-tinged drawl and Familiar flips back to some heavy dub drenched vibes. idontreallyknowbutsomebodysaid closes out the EP with a dub step influenced sound that moves into some banging house by the end of the track. You may read all this and ask yourself what?!?! And we say yes. Light it up and enjoy!
What people are saying:
“Clearly inspired by the DJ Cam/DJ Krush/Wax Tailor playbook” City Beat, Long Beach Ca.
“Every now and then a music reviewer gets a CD that they will actually continue to listen to after they’ve finished the write-up.” Origivation Magazine