Monday, December 1, 2008

L.A. Producer Olde Soul *NEW* REVIEWS in Textura Magazine/ Turntable Lab

2 reviews??? In one month...damn. People on majors ain't even getting that these days.

My dude...getting the pub. Read,take heed and then check after the jump for the new Olde Soul 7" inch.


Olde Soul / Double K: Taking me Places / Face to Face

In recent days, LA-based Content has issued great material by Dday One (Heavy Migration) and 2tall (Softer Diagram) as well as the superb Signal Path compilation, and now upholds the tradition with this considerably shorter but no less solid split 7-inch release by Olde Soul and Double K. On the A side, Olde Soul's “Taking Me Places” gets the party started with MC Blak King draping rhymes (about touring through night-time LA) over a funky hip-hop-flavoured groove built from a slinkily swinging backbeat, chunky guitar accents, and vibes. A loose and laid-back drum pulse works up some tasty midtempo head-nod in “Along the Way,” the instrumental that follows. LA producer Double K (People Under the Stairs) kicks the B into gear with “Face to Face,” a seductive slice of funky hip-hop whose crisp looping beat and wah-wah guitar Double K augments with a soulful vocal sample. The aptly-named “Bonus Beat” appears ever-so-briefly with a George Benson-styled vocal-and-guitar riff. Though the release is a mere ten minutes in duration, there's still enough of that deliciously crusty sound on display to satisfy sample-based, instrumental hip-hop devotees.

December 2008


Split 7" from two LA producers on the high quality downtempo label Content. A-side features producer Olde Soul's "Taking Me Places(1)," "a tale about weaving through L.A. nights." Emcee Blak King provides the narration. Olde closes his side with "Along The Way(2)" a melodic piece of loopery. On the flip, Double K of People Under The Stairs cameos with the luscious "Face To Face(3)" followed by a crisp bonus beat.

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