In 2010, producer/rapper & FRSH SLCTS family member since day one, DaveNotti,
started the Neck Brace Producers Showcase here in Portland, OR
to both bring together & showcase some of the city’s beatmakers –
both established & rising talents alike.
After two successful showcases at Someday Lounge on his own,
FRSH SLCTS joined forces w/ Notti for the third installment on June 16th, 2010.
& w. the help of VTech Phones, were able to bring out Neck Brace’s first national guest -
the one & only, Exile – who not only performed one of his patented live MPC sets,
but also did a quick Q&A w/ Notti for the local producers & audience.
Ex was joined that night by our 4 resident producers, this time including:
DaiN – a New Orleans transplant recently signed to Wandering Worx,
Xperiment – a Humble Beast signee who had just recently moved from Denver,
DJ FlipFlop – the official tour DJ for CunninLynguists, now living outside of L.A.,
& Theory Hazit – a rapping vet originally from Cincinatti, also signed to Humble Beast.
Ex was nice enough to come through & not only give one of his world-reknowned live MPC sets,
but also do a quick Q&A w/ Notti and build with both the local producers & general audience.
Following up on the previously released videos from each of those five segments,
we know have a corresponding free instrumental EP,
including a track from each of our residents,
an exclusive live-in-the-studio version of an Exile Radio favorite,
& even a bonus joint from our gracious & most humble host, DaveNotti.
You can stream three of the five tracks before downloading the EP below,
& catching up on the five videos at the bottom.
All tracks Produced & Mixed by their respective artists
Curated by DaveNotti for Neck Brace & KNNY FRSH for FRSH SLCTS
Compilation Mastered by Doc Adam
Artwork by Dan Kinto
Special thanks to Tom Bacon, Someday Lounge & Paulius Kontijevas