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Getting things on back track -
we teamed up w/ Surefire Agency & the Abstract Earth Project
to once again pick up our FRSH SLCTS WKND BEATS series,
w/ an exclusive, all-new EP from the man himself – Dibia$e.
By now, you should already know Dibiase from either his Alpha Pup debut last year,
for winning the Red Bull Big Tune beat battle in 2010,
his work w/ 14KT, Exile, Blu, devonwho, or his Green Llama crew constituents,
or for just generally being the muhfuckin man…
so lets pretend like you do & move on.
For this 9th installment in our series,
Dibi offers up Comfort Zone -
a 7 track beat EP, w/ more worthwhile morsels in its 17+ minutes
than most producers could give you in a full album’s time.
Not only that – but these particular tracks are literally hot off the presses,
being heard here for the first time,
all of them just being bounced down from their respective programs early this same morning.
& w/ this week’s tragic passing of our man J-1 still being fresh on our minds,
we decided to dedicate this project to his memory.
W/ his active passion for fwd-thinking funk music &
everything he did for the beat scene w/ both of his Starship 27 compilations
(which Dibiase contributed a track for each volume to) –
we hope that he would approve of this project.
Dibi explained a little bit more about one specific tribute moment in his e-mail,
track 4 sub factor ( so ruff ) has a lil
footage from so ruff so tuff in l.a. – thats j-1 on the mic… i thought that beat would be something he would gettin amped up on. if its funky he mess with it. went with a smooth approach ,and a lil funk influenced on a few joints too. hopefully heads dig this project.
He also broke down the different soft/hardware he used for each track.
Knxwledge gave me a tutorial on ableton while he was in sacramento. So i been using that more as of late. So i used ableton on Send me , Deep Winter ,and Applebeez .So those pretty much my first batch of ableton beats.
Track 2 Bulletproof was made on the 404 alot of my llama project joints i use that piece. i get a different gritty sound out of that. I try taking on a different character with any machine.lol speaking of machines i used the maschine on track 4 sub factor.
For the tracks blessings and serchin for it i made with reason. I get all over the place with software and hardware at times.
You can stream the full EP
before downloading below.
Also included as an added bonus,
is live footage from Dibia$e’s first show in PRTLND
@ the Fresh Selects Presents… concert series
@ The Fix last September,
as well as the clip for his new brand new 7″,
“Fly Me t’The Moon” w/ Versis,
directed by Ruffmercy.
Artwork by Nate James
Selected by KNNY FRSH for FRSH SLCTS