Check out the new Leftism Edits Vol. 2 release from two of the best in the game, Sake One and J-Boogie, as they work on tracks from the likes of Goapele, Outkast, and more. This little diddly shows off these two producers worldly skills as they transform tracks from different genres and cross breed them with all different sounds.
To kick things off on this new edits volume, Sake One funks with Goapele’s Milk n Honey, a track dependent on smooth r&b beats with oh so soulful vocals. In doing so, he transforms a hoooot song with some worldly qualities by replacing the simplistic backbeat with a fun reggae-style instrumental full of some serious slappin’ of bass. About halfway through the track some nice vocal effects add some welcomed burn to spice it up a bit.
Sake One then takes one of my favorite tracks in K’naan’s ABCs, and throws dome some serious tricks to give it some useful funk attributes. While the original version has more African style flare, Sake uses a wider array of instrumental sequences and effects to create a more worldly sound. Any fan of hip-hop or world music should give this a serious listen.
J-Boogie’s first contribution to the volume comes in the form of a latin remix of Mr. V meets Elvis Crespo track Sauve Drink Down. J’s production value adds some serious attitude to this track, giving more than just a traditional mix of string guitar and morocco shakers. A nice use of percussion and brass instruments works to keep the track moving the whole way through. At about the halfway mark the breakdown mixes things up even more, in the best way possible.
The last track, Outkast meets Brenton Allstars’ Studio One Story, really highlights J’s abilities as a producer and mixer. The opening sequence displays a multitude of interesting instrumental choices that on their own might look ridiculous, but somehow flow together seamlessly. He takes a track that already oozes personality with the unique vocals from Andre 3000, and turns it into an orchestral masterpiece, synthesizing the aural tracks with some serious groove beats. This track is a serious throwback to the Africa Bambaataa and P-Funk sounds of the past few decades; it’s a serious treat for your ears.
This volume is definitely worth having, especially for the price of free.
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