Tue, 14 November 2006
The Procussions - Simple Song (Grant Phabao Remix)
(12" virtual release/MP3 Podcast on ParisDJs.com) Rawkus/T.I.M.E.C. TIMEC122, 2006-11-14
In those hard times when government individuals thrive more and more on the poor, it's really nice to meet educated and involved artists. The Procussions are that kind of people, nice, intelligent and with something to say, without ever losing their natural cool. This is rare enough to be pointed out...
Their latest album, "5 Sparrows For 3 Cents", was released earlier this year in the US but only in november 2006 in Europe. It's top-of-the-notch L.A. hip hop, funky, old school, with plenty of sunshine, so we thought at Paris DJs headquarters that it could be a good idea to try and do a collaboration with them, that could also help promote their french tour.
The band got into the idea right away and soon -thanks to the Internet- the french dubmeister Grant Phabao, who recently reworked some George Clinton, Lee McDonald, Ty or Alice Russell tracks, received some vocal parts to play with...
A few days later a new reggae instrumental was born, wonderfully gracing The Procussions' track with skanking riffs, heavy bass, clavinets chops, echo, reverb and lots of percussion - Phabao style.
This is hip hop/reggae mashing-up at his best, we're just plain proud to offer you this as a free download. Get it while it's hot and don't miss the rest of the tour (see dates below).
A1. Simple Song (Grant Phabao Remix)
"It's Fresh!" (Jalal, The Godfather of Rap/The Last Poets)
"Grant Phabao did it again! Killer stuff. French mashup master is in the place." (Manu Boubli/Comet Records)
Already supported by Erik Rug (Les Disques du Telegraphe/Radio FG), Loik Dury (Kraked/Paris DJs), Betino's Record Shop, Soul Stereo Sound System...
Vocal written by N. Harvey, J. Medeiros, B. Roberson, produced by Stro // HNGR Music / Kings Son Music / Tnanoser Music.
Instrumental written by F. Préaux, produced by Grant Phabao // T.I.M.E.C.
The Procussions are still on tour in France :
11 nov 20006 Paris (75), La Maroquinerie + C2C
15 nov 2006 Lille (59), RiF HiFi festival - www.rif-hifi.fr - Doors at 20h00 - + Smooth
16 nov 2006 Orleans (45), L'Astrolabe - www.lastrolabe.org - Doors at 20h30
17 nov 2006 Agen (47), Le Florida - www.le-florida.org - Doors at 20h00
18 nov 2006 Marmande (47), Le Petit Theatre - www.garorock.com - Doors at 20h00
24 nov 2006 Montreuil (93), La Peche< - www.lapechecafe.com - Doors at 20h00
Direct download: The_Procussions-Simple_Song_Grant_Phabao_Remix.mp3
Category:Reggae -- posted at: 6:33am EDT