Happy, happy, joy, joy!!
It has been announced this evening that my mellow, WAXER from Disco Scratch is on the cusp of releasing the first piece of wax from Tru-Tone Records with none other than Liberty Grooves honcho, WHIRLWIND D.
Have a listen to the track samples below which will form the WD-40 EP release and see if you can't fail to realise how dope this record is.
'32 And Tea' contains a slice of mellow groove-cake to accompany the exquisite Britishness rhyme content. You may well recall this being played as an Easter Egg after a couple of Disco Scratch radio shows.
'Hunter' is a really, really well-produced cut with some serious rolling drum breaks chugging alongside a beautiful instrumental sample.
The daddy of the bunch - at least to these ears - is the recognisable Disco Scratch Show opener track now entitled, 'Strong'.
You may be forgiven for thinking you are listening to the intro to another DS show. Well, yes. But now it has the inclusion of WHIRLWIND D on vocals which just sends the track straight into the stratosphere.
I remember when Waxer made this initial cut soon after the 3 The Hard Way gig back in December 2010 and was buzzing about the whole thing. The energy obviously spilled out into the music and he created this monster of a tune which turned everyone on their heads after making it a regular feature on his weekly radio show.
Add to this the stupid-fresh skills of Brighton's THEORY77 on the wheels and the result is a phenomenal slab of black plastic.
Oh yeah, we're not done. This EP has been mixed and mastered by THE ASSEMBLY WORKER who knows a thing or two about a thing or two. He has pushed the controls to the max so that the pressing will be undoubtedly louder and contain more sonic power than a roomful of cackling Essex girls.
And to finish the whole project off, we have the supreme design talents of a certain MR KRUM who most recently was behind the album cover of DJ Format's 'Statement Of Intent'. Yes folks, this isn't some cheapo, white label affair. We're talking properly-labelled vinyl AND fully-designed record cover.
There will be an initial release of only 300 copies and is sensibly-priced at only £6.99
Now, I haven't been paid to say nice things about this piece of plastic but when you witness the hard work that has gone into the making of a project such as this and the finished result then it makes you want to shout it from the rooftops.
Ultimate respect to everyone involved in the making of this. And props the the UK's hardest working homeboy, Mr Disco Scratch himself, Waxer, for getting this out just moments before his 40th!
The following is from the man himself, WHIRLWIND D:
So there you go… please support real vinyl & true Hip Hop!!!!
The record should be ready to ship in around 4-6 weeks.
As is tradition with these things, I thought I’d open up some pre-sales now. The cost of the record is £6.99 plus p & p.
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Thankyou soooo much for your support on my last two projects and with this!