12" Vinyl UK
Sub-Elevation is a new 12 inch Afro-Jazz Hip hop vanguard straight from Cuba, produced by Kumar aka Sublevao-Beat.
After 2 LP's with major (Universal Music) Kumar is back to the underground with Scioué Scioué Proudactions, this new 12" sounds absolutely fresh and different, explosive rhythms, breaks, smoking drums, crazy horns and vintage samplers, make this vinyl unique. The visionary concept of the metropolis and the poetry of its street is shaped in the draw-concept by Ledyan Fernandez (Cuba) and digital-art by Miguel Mendive for the album cover artwork. Blue Rum 13 (Washington D.C) and Core Rhythm (NYC) are the rapper guests joining Kumar at rhymes. Sub-Elevation is composed by Kumar aka Sublevao Beat in collaboration with the talented Cuban Sax-Tenor-Baritone and percussionist, Julio Carbonell Jenks aka Mandinga Sax.
Sub-Elevation is a consequence of Afro-Cuban culture influence, sacred drums as a Batá with several tributes to Orishas and the Ancestral Yoruba tradition in combination with modern sounds as Jazz and Hip hop. The music takes the listener directly into the jungle of our time, conspiracy, injustice, corruption and decadence are countered by a massive injection of Spiritualism and positive Revolution. Sub-Elevation is a message that need to be listened. [info from label]