Today the remixes for The Delegates Of Rhyme – Stresses & Definitions (Released last Saturday) are dropped at 7pm GMT.
If you want to check out more about the original version, check out this post:
We want to give the shine to the incredible producers involved in the remixes, so, here’s their profiles –
Mr. Kwazi is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and beatsmith hailing from Ontario, Canada. A relatively-fresh face in the electronic music and beat scene, he has already caught the ears of many as a finalist in the Stussy Make Beats and Olivia Broadfield ‘Say’ Remix contests – in addition to collaborations with artists in Canada, USA, and the UK. Inspired by a vast musical background and by artists of many genres, his multidimensional style melts moody vibes into fresh drums, fuses classical precision with off-beat rhythms, and breathes new life into any sample he touches. The recently-released Bachelor Pad EP displays his sampling skills, using one song to create all of the album’s eight tracks. Mr. Kwazi is a dynamic artist to be on the lookout for.
Morris Chestnut is the funkier, soulier alter-ego of Joe Thompson, a musician and producer who’s been writing and releasing music of all shapes and sizes for as long as he can remember.
From playing in bass and keyboards in blues and rock bands as a spotty youth to working as a producer for a number of mainstream dance DJs, it was only a matter of time before Joe returned to the purity of funk and soul as the basis of all grooves and the real roots of dance music as we know it.
Taking a cue from visionaries such as George Clinton and Afrika Bambaataa and following in the footsteps of cut’n’paste heroes such as The Avalanches and DJ Shadow, Joe donned his “Morris hat” and went burrowing through mountains of classic soul, funk and disco cuts looking for magical snippets of forgotten tracks and hidden gems to weave together with more modern elements of hip-hop, breaks and the rapidly growing nu-funk and ghettofunk scenes.
The first result of this audio-scavengery was the Better Living EP released on Pig Balls Recordings at the start of 2012. Featuring remixes from scene legends such as Funkanizer, Trotter, Rory Hoy and Pig Balls head honcho PulpFusion, this was a perfect platform to launch the Chestnut sound onto an unsuspecting world.
Then in 2013, “…And Then This Happened!” was released; a 14 track album crossing the board musically from soulful hip-hop to nu-disco, via swingstep and funky breaks. With great reviews from leading funk-scene tastemakers Monkey Boxing and Flea Market Funk among others, “…And The This Happened!” hit the number 1 spot on Juno’s funk charts the same week it was released.
With a slew of new singles, collaborations and a new album on the way in 2014, you can guarantee you’ll be dancing to Morris in some form or another soon!!!
Joe Bird is an incredibly hard working beatmaker, producer and youth worker from Burton (UK). As the creator of Rap-Torial, alongside MC’s Jaws and Shell Skruface, a member of the MUD collective, and a talented DJ in his own right, Joe is a regular name on the local scene. With increasing involvement in The Delegates Of Rhyme, and his EDM crew Them Deviants, Joe is a strong force in the UK and a name to watch in 2013 and beyond.
Teez is a talented young producer hailing from Bristol. Learning his art at an early age, Teez’s production has already garnered support from the likes of Dan Oddysee and Frankie Stew. As both a producer and MC, Teez is quickly establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with. WIth upcoming collaborations including Bristol heavyweight Relly, and remixes and full collaborating with The Delegates Of Rhyme and more, Teez is a name to be remembered.
Check out Teez’s beats here: