Tuesday, March 24, 2009

good for the ears...

for a working tuesday afternoon...this unopened cd was calling me to open it and i love it...

  • Artist: basement boys
  • Rating: StarStarStar
  • Release Date: april 11, 2006
  • Genre: jazz
A conceptual album from the production duo that made crystal waters' "gypsy woman" so darn seductive, basement boys presents mudfoot jones is a rousing nostalgia trip loosely based on a fictional blues drummer from louisiana (accent on "loosely"). the mudfoot character crops up in the intro and interludes, but it's really just an excuse for the producers to explore and twist early jazz, blues, and gospel into stylish, funky dancefloor numbers. "everything's gon' be alright" is an up-up-up-uptempo joyful noise with a vocal sample that sits a little off the beats, a device that crops up elsewhere and gives the album an organic edge instead of a too slick sheen. more filling is the jazz-driven "jaybird," which combines live vibes and horns with the basement boys' backing track going from house to jungle. the "pray for me," "swingin'," and "that jazz" sequence takes the listener from a deep south church on sunday to the set of a josephine baker movie with tribal drums pounding, and then on to an after-hours jam session in cab calloway's basement. rangy, but those who know the basement boys work past "gypsy woman" know they're up to the task and smart enough to build a coherent album out of all this genre-blending. put this somewhat near your copy of moby's play, but closer to any herbert records you might own, then grab a tasteful, comfortable jacket and get ready for a finger-snapping good time. ~ david jeffries, all music guide

above article can be found here.

the basement boys present: mudfoot jones cd can be found here.

i really miss eminem, i patiently await for this new album coming out may 19, 2009!!!

this is what i found out:

2009: relapse and relapse 2

in september 2007, eminem called into new york radio station hot 97 during a 50 cent interview and said he was "in limbo" and "debating" about when and if he would release another album. he said, "i'm always working -- i'm always in the studio. it feels good right now, the energy of the label. for a while, i didn't want to go back to the studio ... i went through some personal things. i'm coming out of those personal things [and] it feels good."

eminem made an appearance on shade 45 in september 2008 in which he said, "right now i'm kinda just concentrating on my own stuff, for right now and just banging out tracks and producing a lot of stuff. you know, the more i keep producing the better it seems like i get 'cause i just start knowing stuff." it was around this time that interscope finally confirmed the existence of a new eminem album,with spring 2009 later being stated as the period span in which the album is due. in december 2008, he gave more details on the album, which he recently reported was being titled relapse. he said, "me and dre are back in the lab like the old days, man. dre will end up producing the majority of the tracks on relapse. we are up to our old mischievous ways ... let's just leave it at that."

in march 2009, eminem reported in a press release that he would be releasing two new albums this year. the first album, relapse, is set for release on may 19, while the first official single and it's music video are set for release on April 7. the second album, relapse 2 doesn't have a set release date yet, but eminem is currently in the studio working on the album, and it should be released in the second half of this year. eminem said in the press release, "we were on such a roll; we wound up with a ton of new music produced by dre. putting out relapse 2 will let everyone get all of the best stuff."

the above article can be found here.

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