Thursday, April 30, 2015

Counterweight Records - 7 Days of Nas

Between celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nas' groundbreaking debut, Illmatic, and the release of the album's documentary, Nas: Time Is Illmatic, 2014 was undoubtedly the year of the Q-Borough legend.

Throughout the years, we've heard countless artists and producers offer their take on Nasir Jones' timeless catalogue, and next up to take a stab at it is Swedish producer, Max I Million, reppin' Counterweight Records. Using various soundscapes, and flipping everything from bass drives synth samples, to mellow Jazz chords and thumping drums, Max I Million creates a vibe the resonates seamlessly with Nas' original concepts and wordplay. For good measure, DJ Devastate adds his turntable wizardry to the mix, providing razor sharp cuts and scratches to the chorus of each track. Keyboardist, Fredrik Segarfalk brings it all together by dusting analog tones in just the right doses.


01. It Aint Hard To Tell (Cuts: DJ Devastate)
02. Made You Look (Cuts: DJ Devastate)
03. One Love (Cuts: DJ Devastate)
04. Street Dreams
05. You Know My Style
06. Nas Is Like
07. Surviving The Times Ft. Segerfalk (Cuts: DJ Devastate)


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