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Thursday, October 4, 2012

DJ Nu-Mark / Quantic - "Tropicalifornia"

For those not yet in the know, "Broken Sunlight" is a series of double-A side singles prouced and arranged by Nu-Mark,  each released a few months apart. The eight songs we've been trated to so far shows an incredible depth on the Jurassic 5 DJ's part, and are great examples of experimental music that never sounds forced or straying from its hip-hop roots. The singles, which are available on limited 10" vinyl or a specially designed USB-stick containig the digital version of the music. What's really cool is that these are all a promotional build-up for the actual "Broken Sunlight" album which hopefully'll see the light of the day pretty soon. I'm really anticipating it, that's for sure.

Now continuing the series with the fourth installment; "Tropicalifornia" is a latin-tinged instrumental smooth cut with a beautful ostinato by guitarist Quantic. There's also several funky breakdowns and beat switches, making occassionnal and effective use of electric organs, trumpets along along with Nu-Mark's trademark turntable work, makes this a memorable joint. An interesting thing is how different it is from prevous entries in the series, such as "Dumpin' 'Em All" or "When You Sleep, two hardcore boom bap joints assisted by Freddie Foxxx and Large Professor, respectively. Follow Nu-Mark, stream music and more @ his official site.

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