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Break Science Announce New EP Monolith Code On Pretty Lights Music + Free Download of Single “Victory”Posted in News with tags Adam Deitch, Borahm Lee, Break Science, Download, Electronic, Free Download, Glitch, John Scofield, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Monolith Code, MP3, Press Release, Pretty Lights Music, Talib Kweli, The Fugees, Victory, Wu Tang Clan on January 26, 2012 by E.N.
Say hello to Opolopo’s mutants! With this release, mad funk scientist Opolopo finally opens the doors to his private zoo of mutant pets. Exposed to sonic radiation and mutagenic chemicals, their DNA sequences have been seriously funkafied for ultimate effectiveness. Some of these creatures you might have already encountered. Others were let out of quarantine especially for this release. And some are about to become your new best friends.
The fearless vocalists taking part in these sonically advanced experiments in groove mutation include the first lady of modern funk, Amalia, R&B multitalent Colonel Red, Tupac songwriter Erik Rico, Mathew Herbert collaborator Eska, Grammy-nominee Gregory Porter, French soul superstar Sly Johnson, hip hop hall of famer Talib Kweli, spoken word queen Ursula Rucker and many others. Time to get your mutant on!
Release date December 5th 2011
Label code TDR11-008
Distribution Digital / CD worldwide
Release page http://www.tokyodawn.net/opolopo-mutants
Additional prod. Cartel, SoulParlor, Theriak, Tomson & Benedict, Union, Yellowtail
Vocals Alicia Renee, Amalia, Bantu Soul, Capitol A, Colonel Red, Erik Rico, Eska, Gregory Porter, Keith Campbell, Leon King, Lisa P., Replife, Rogiérs, Sly Johnson, Talib Kweli & Ursula Rucker
Genres Boogie, House, R&B, Electro
A quick glance at MED’s discography shows many classic releases from years past: Madvillain’s Madvillainy, Madlib’s Shades of Blue, J Dilla’s The Shining, Lootpack’s Soundpieces, Quasimoto’s Unseen. Each appearance showcases his well-rounded knack for lyricism, ranging from vivid street imagery to nostalgia to everything. On November 1st we have MED adding a new title to that list.
The new album, Classic, drops November 1st. With the sophomore album, we’re treated to collabs with label mate Aloe Blacc, Talib Kweli, Hodgy Beats (OFWGKTA), Oh No, Kurupt and Pok. Madlib produced the bulk of this album – 10 tracks – along with beats by Karriem Riggins, Oh No, Georgia Anne Muldrow and The Alchemist.
MED speaks on the meaning of the new album’s title, “I called the LP Classic because that’s the approach I took: create music that has the potential to be played by every generation. This album deals with current issues, personal and within the community. Good-feeling music will always last and allow hip-hop to grow. Even though I recorded well LP was to do the music that I love to do but at the same time show growth.”
A limited edition 3/LP version of the vinyl containing the album+instrumentals is available for pre-order. Cover by Eric Coleman/Jeff Jank.
MED – Classic feat Talib Kweli (Official Video HD)
MED feat. Aloe Blacc – Where I’m From (Official Video HD)
from the forthcoming album by MED on Stones Throw. http://stonesthrow.com/med
Classic is produced by Karriem Riggins. Directed by The Qualities of Light (Shane Sakanoi & Rich Hama)
MED – WHERE I’M FROM/CLASSIC 12-inch single feat. Aloe Blacc & Talib Kweli
New video from MED off his 2011 album on Stones Throw. “Where I’m From” featuring Aloe Blacc, produced by Oh No. Directed by Ross Harris.
Europe Tour Dates:
Dec 1 – Copenhagen, Rust
Dec 2 – Köln, Subway
Dec 3 – Berlin, Bohannon
Dec 4 – Biel, La Coupole
Dec 8 – Leipzig, Conne Island (w/ Pete Rock & CL)
Dec 9 – Moscow, 16 Tons
Dec 10 – Innsbruck, PMK
Dec 11 – Münster, Skaters Palace (w/ Pete Rock & CL)
MP3 Download – MED “Where I’m From” feat. Aloe Blacc MP3 128kbps