Tag Archives: production

Defining Moments :: ‘I Am What You Am I Am’ By Bird Peterson Hits The Airwaves

As a longtime supporter, peer and fan of Bird Peterson, I would’ve been happy if he kept to the release schedule for projects it seemed he was establishing… after a flurry of mixes and remix projects, Plume dropped in 2015.  Four years later, the stellar Infinity Molasses was released.  Based on this pattern, I was set on Bird Peterson until the mid-2020s.  Yet, here we are, nine months after Infinity Molasses, and Bird Peterson has yet again raised the bar with I Am What You Am I Am.  Between the solid production (a Bird Peterson signature), the Bleubird guest feature and the litany of vocal samples, Bird is entering the realm inhabited by producers like DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist.  To put it plain and simple, don’t sleep on this album, as it has made a clear-cut case for album of the year right out of the gate.  Check it out, support if you can, and share it around regardless.

-chief

Sharing Session :: BoomBaptist Takes Over ‘Shelter In Caves’ With Birthday Beat Set

With BoomShakaLaka right around the corner, it’s no surprise that BoomBaptist took the opportunity to do a special solo set for episode two of Shelter In Caves.  After celebrating his birthday the day prior, Boom jumped online to share new and old tracks, answer questions, and generally bring entertainment to the multitudes of us forced to shelter in place.  The Vapor Caves host Shelter In Caves every Tuesday during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it streams everywhere, so check it out live if you can, and find a replay if you can’t!

-chief

Clutch Time :: BoomBaptist Releases 2nd Single In Run-Up To ‘Boom Shakalaka’ Release

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We’re only two tracks in, and I’m already championing BoomBaptist‘s upcoming release, Boom Shakalaka.  After the pleasant introduction provided by Razzle Dazzle, we get a completely different look from the follow-up single, Shattered Backboard.  After a high energy, sample-laden collage of an intro, Boom drops a clean beat-flip and repurposes the main intro sample while texturing drums, synth and other sprinkles of samples around it.  If Razzle Dazzle was a warning shot, then Shattered Backboard is a line in the sand, firmly stating that you’re either rocking with this upcoming gold, or you’re planning on missing out.  Check out the new single and hold tight, because in slightly less than a month, Boom Shakalaka touches down.

-chief

Lucid Dreamscapes :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Officially Releases ‘This Town Has Turned To Dust’

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After a two year span of personal growth and focus on film, Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice has returned to his music-making roots with the latest beat tape (for lack of a better word), This Town Has Turned To Dust.  The project was inspired by a Rod Serling episode of Playhouse 90 with a nearly similar name that focused on the fallout of the Emmitt Till lynching.  The album itself is meant to flow similar to the film Waking Life, using production by Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice in tandem with a litany of film samples to give the impression of floating from one train of thought to the next.  The project is not only deeply personal (almost as much as the upcoming rap release A Memoir Called Noir), it also serves as a defined signpost (no pun intended) for the transition between music and film that Chief and TheDoomsdayDevice is undergoing currently.  Check it out at Bandcamp or any of your other favorite online outlets, as it is available in every streaming service or digital storefront, and be sure to tell your friends to do the same.

-chief