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DJ Doom Presents “City Of God” Ft Reks & “Transmitting Live” Ft Blacastan On 10″ Vinyl

Wednesday • September 12, 2012 • BY noiseman
DJ Doom Presents

Born and raised in Brooklyn N.Y., Doom has been into the culture since the early 80’s from being a Graff writer, a B-Boy, a DJ and a Hip Hop producer. He has been in the studio with numerous artists all over the globe. His latest album “Temple of Doom” was a great success and received positive reviews worldwide. It featured many veteran MC’s, including Craig G, Large Professor, Prince Po, Krumbsnatcha, Blaq Poet, and Grand Daddy I.U. to name a few.

It was last year, when talks about this record started. Doom invited Reks and Blacastan to create what was originally planned a 7″ single. After a few months of brainstorming, and organizing the content, together with Doom we decided to extend it to an EP format. Though again, produced using the mighty SP1200, we present to you a completely different record than all of our previous releases, our first 10″ vinyl.

‘City Of God’ featuring Reks is a powerful narrative about the violent state of affairs in many of America’s cities. Inspired by the movie ‘Cidade de Deus’ by Fernando Meirelles, Reks gives the listener an in-depth descriptive about everyday events one has to experience in order to survive in a tough, concrete jungle. Doom’s precisely chopped piano stabs complement his lyrics, adding further gloominess to the track. There are two versions of ‘City Of God’ on this record, the original on Side A, and the “Park Bench Mix” featured on Side B.

On ‘Transmitting Live’, Blacastan schools all wanna-be rappers on what it takes to be a true, hard to the bone MC. The charismatic poet, Blac brings us right to the centre of action in a crime-filled neighborhood, where gang violence is omnipresent. His explosive delivery and gripping storytelling blends perfectly with Doom’s grimey, head-nodding instrumental.

The last track on the EP is a bonus beat called “SP Madness”. Like in all of the instrumentals on the 10″, here Doom also utilized only 10 seconds of sampling time.

TRACKLIST:

SIDE A:
01. ‘City Of God’ feat. Reks
Produced by: DJ Doom
Written by: Reks

02. ‘City Of God’ (Instrumental)
Produced by: DJ Doom

03. ‘Transmitting Live’ feat. Blacastan
Produced by: DJ Doom
Written by: Blacastan
Cuts by: Fullblastmuzik

04. ‘Transmitting Live’ (Instrumental)
Produced by: DJ Doom

SIDE B:
01. ‘City Of God’ feat. Reks (Park Bench Mix)
Produced by: DJ Doom
Written by: Reks

02. ‘City Of God’ (Park Bench Mix Instrumental)
Produced by: DJ Doom

03. ‘SP Madness’ (Bonus Beat)
Produced by: DJ Doom
Guest Vocals by: T.R.A.C.

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Article: Blunted Astronaut Records
Editor: Noiseman
Image: B.A.R.