Category: Late Pass

Late Pass #94: Asheru & Blue Black of The Unspoken Heard – Elevator Music feat J-Live

Produced by Geology and featuring J-Live, Elevator Music has remained one of my “go-to” spins since 2001. It is fitting that a well flipped Oscar Peterson Trio sample becomes the soundbed for a 6 minute long jam session on the mic. Denying all conventional song formats, the rhymes come intermittently amidst the chorus with adlibs dispersed throughout and although unorthodox, this doesn’t disrupt the beautiful vibe of the track. If you’ve been sleeping, here’s your Late Pass

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Late Pass #91: Demien – Erotic Dreams

In 2005 DJ Jazzy Jeff released The Soul Mixtape which helped many listeners discover artists they may not have regularly been privy to. One such artist was Demien whose album Supernova Syndrome was released quietly via A Touch of Jazz the previous year. I’ve been on a heavy Devante Swing (Jodeci) kick lately and was reminded me of Erotic Dreams with it’s sexually charged lyrics, dope production, use of voicebox and heavy Prince influence. Just like Devante’s productions, this song has stood the test of time and still sounds good although it was recorded between ’97 or ’98.

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