We’re still catching our breath from a whirlwind trip to SXSW and wanted to share a couple of the week’s many highlights. Firstly, following our single/limited edition T-shirt collaboration last December, we were thrilled to have The [legendary] Pharcyde join us on stage for a performance of the group’s Amerigo Gazaway produced single, “Still Got Love” (Bizarre Tribe Megamix)"! Watch the performance and download the free single here.Also worth sharing is Amerigo’s set from the C3/Virgin Mobile House (508) Party below. Featuring tracks from Chromeo, Eliot Lipp, Boz Scaggs, Gramatik, A Tribe Called Quest, 80's Casual, and more! Listen/Download here.
"A Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to the Pharcyde," alleging among other things that this album incorporated sound recordings owned by Sony Music, including sound recordings which embody the musical performances of A Tribe Called Quest, without Sony Music's authorization. Gummy Soul has denied any infringement and maintains that the Bizarre Tribe album is protected as fair use. The parties have reached a confidential settlement wherein Gummy Soul has agreed to cease and desist from using, exploiting, distributing and selling the Bizarre Tribe album."
“We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we’re working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent.”
What do you get when you put together afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and rap pioneers De La Soul? You get Fela Soul; a musical tapestry created by Gummy Soul artist Amerigo Gazaway. More than just a clever title, Fela Soul is an 8-track, 33 minute journey into the world of afrobeat rhythms, funky horn riffs,and classic hip-hop gems. Using dozens of hand-picked samples from the Nigerian instrumentalist and political figure Fela Kuti, and 8 carefully-chosen acapellas from the Native Tongue rap trio De La Soul, Amerigo seamlessly intertwines the two into something completely new and original.
selective hearing (noun): to listen solely to what one wants to listen to , and avoid hearing what one does not wish to hear. Check out this promo video I did for a motion graphics class. It's a short commercial for my instrumental EP "Selective Hearing Vol. 1" Now available at Beatport .