Friday, July 22, 2011

iRECOMMEND: Starship 27 vol. 2: 'Take Off' curated by J1 aka THE DEER


Earlier this year, I did an interview with L.A. fam, Jay Won aka J-1, producer/drummer/DJ and one of the members of Master Blazter, where he mentioned that he was working on finishing his new Starship 27 compilation. As a follow-up to his first edition, J1 recently dropped a limited edition release (2X12" ltd. to 1,000 on blue vinyl and a BONUS 45 ltd. to 300 on green vinyl, also as digital) available on Insect Records featuring mostly West coast producers such as Dâm-Funk, I-Ced, Dibia$e, P.U.D.G.E., Devonwho, House Shoes, Eric Lau, Computer Jay, Ras-G, Blackspade, Coultrain, and more.

My personal favorites are Flame Brown's Blues & Pants (sounds like as if Waajeed were messing around with James Brown samples), J1's futuristic Slang Talk, F.A.M.E.'s psychedelic funk Superfuturisticfunktalapus, Dâm-Funk's classic I Don't Just Do Beats, Kone's drum-heavy Funk 3481, Computer Jay's unmistakable The Slapper, and the surprising drum & bass bonus track, NOFRENDO's Deep Space Heartache. 
From the press release: In 2009, an album emerged out of nowhere like a UFO sighting called Starship 27.The album, curated by drummer, producer and DJ, J-1, featured an assortment of West Coast beat producers. This time around on Vol. 2, we see the list of tracks and producers expand including music by Dam Funk, DIBIA$E, P.U.D.G.E., Devonwho, and House Shoes to name only a few. With Starship 27 vol. 2, J1 becomes the curatorial captain guiding the spacecraft on its voyage.
He’s released several beat tapes and podcasts through Heavyweight Production House (HVW8), including “Attack of The Deer” and “The You Tube EP.” After a completely improvised Super Session at HVW8 Art + Design Gallery, Master Blazter, comprised of Computer Jay, Dam Funk, and J1, has grown to be one of the foremost bands on the funk/soul/boogie scene.
When asked about it, J1- replies, "the secret to the name will be revealed on the 3rd installment of the trilogy...next year. Stay tuned Ya'll..."
J-1 can be found here: 
BEATSNCRATES.COM
Twitter.com/THEDEER
Soundcloud 

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