Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Odd Seasons Exclusives

My Corner In The Summer
photo of my corner.

[Free Download] Two exclusive tracks to go along with the Odd Seasons album, enjoy.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

You Don't Close Your Eyes

Bonus track from Odd Seasons.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mar Variation - Inglewood

Straight out of Amsterdam, the homie Mar uses "Inglewood" From my Travelling Man LP for his newest variation. S/O to Full Crate, I'm a fan.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

I Mean Business LA

The homie J. William Washington used Diamond District's "I Mean Business" as the soundtrack to him taking a bike ride through LA. He actually got hit by an SUV while filming. Not to worry, he's fine... but his arm wasn't for two days. Love the way this came out though.

Trek Life Free Album Download


For only 4 more days, download Trek Life's "Everything Changed Nothing" for Free. This is a must have for the summer folks.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Doing It In The Park

Dennis Turner

Man oh man, the past two weeks have been crazy. I've been working on an instrumental album called "Rock Creek Park". I wasn't suppose to be working on this until June but the deadline was switched. In two weeks I created 10 tracks, recording drums, trumpet, keys, bass, violin & yU. I'll be mixing it this weekend, turning it in on Monday & hopefully shooting the cover early next week.
Rock Creek Park was & will always be one of my favorite places in DC. As a child I spent allot of time riding my bike through the park from Maryland into DC & out to Virginia. Apparently in the 70's, couples did allot MORE than ride through it.
These instrumentals were created to reflect the feelings I get when I'm riding, walking or driving through the park day or night. In short, it's a summer time feel good record for that ass. Can't wait for ya'll to hear it.

Le Studio
Sat at my desk for two weeks & made all the beats.

yU came through to record vocals to the opening track.

The Unknown
Headed back to DC to record all the live instrumentation at my boy "Unknown's" house. That's "Unknown" he's dope!

Toine of DTMD
Before I got started, Toine of DTMD dropped by to give me some pointers on my new camera. He has the same one.

W/ Friends

W/ Friends
okay so I didn't get right to work, I had to go kick it with friends & grill first.

Jon Laine
The next morning Jon Laine came through to lay some drums down.

Dennis Turner
The following morning, Dennis Turner came over to lay down some bass. Just after that Rich, myself & our Friend Lulu Fall headed to York, Pennsylvania to work with Ralph Real on keys & Joe McDowell on trumpet.

On The Way To York
Driving to York

Ralph Real
The man that plays on the majority of my tracks, Ralph Real.

Lulu Fall

Lulu Fall at the studio in York
Singer/song writer Lulu Fall

Joe Mcdowell
recording Joe McDowell on Trumpet

Lucan Pipkin on violin

Lucan Pipkin on violin
Last but not least, Lucan Pipkin on violin. I had been trying to get up with Lucan for days. Just hours before my bus back to NY, she came through!

At the studio in York
& that ladies & gentlemen, is how you produce an album in two weeks, photograph it & set your camera on self timer to capture the cool & sophisticated contemplation of your accomplishments. Rock Creek Park coming this summer.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Working On It


Fresh off the plane from New Mexico & back to work. yU came up to NY to get some work done with my self & XO on his solo album.

XO laying vocals down for a Diamond District track on yU's solo album.

Don Will of Tanya Morgan stopped by to share some of the newness he & Von Pea have been working on.

Went back to DC last night to get some more instrumentation done on the Rock Creek Park instrumentals. Jon Laine just laced a track with some amazing drum work.

& on that note, back to work I go, peace.

New Mexico Part 2

Old town Las Cruces

The good folks of "Soul Verse" host an annual festival at New Mexico state university, Las Cruces. Last year they invited my self & Trek Life out & we had an amazing time. We were both happy to find out they wanted us back. This time we performed along side Ceu & her band. We also go to get a little sight seeing in thanks to our Navajo friend Dana Nez.

with Brazilian singer Céu.
w/ Ceu

Old town Las Cruces

DJ Marco of Brazil, Trek Life & myself.
w/ DJ Marco of Brazil & Trek Life

Old town Las Cruces.

Puerto Rican Hip Hop Group "Alkem"
Puerto Rican hip hop group Alkem

Old town Las Cruces

S/O to our Navajo tour guide Dana Nez! Taught us so much about her culture in such a short time.
Our tour guide, Dana Nez

Old town Las Cruces

My Navajo native homies showing me & Trek how to through up their arrow sign.
Our Taos Pueblo homies showing us how to throw up their arrow sign.

Um... not sure what they're planting here. Forgot to ask.