following releases on labels such as greco-roman, ttt and templar sound, dro carey (eugene ward) returns to the scene with his new offering, the industrious yet delicate track queensberry rule featuring the vocals of kuČ,,ka, taken from his dark zoo ep, out now via australian label soothsayer. where his previous releases have been firmly focused on the smoke-riddled clubs, queensberry rules sees dro carey traverse new territory. working with kuČ,,ka and collarbones marcus whale on the track, queensberry rules sees the sydney producer creating a unique pop sound, however maintain the gritty dna that he is so distinctively known for.
12 inch vinyl only. the first entry into the templar sound white label series comes via sydney savant dro carey. careys n.r. beat is the centrepiece of this vinyl-only release. the track is a menacing hybrid of rapid-fire martial 808s and uncompromising sub-low bass, indebted in equal parts to black ops and mobb deep.grime don j-sweet forges his own uncompromising version turning the instrumental into a brutal piece of 8-bar weaponry guaranteed to cause damage in the rave. the a-side of the record is reserved for a vocal of the n.r. beat by south londons merky ace with the mc riding the track with ease, his vicious flow effectively kept in check by careys brooding instrumental.
nice price deal !!! dro carey from sydney has been making waves for a while now, as both an audio and visual artist and journey with the heavy crystallises a disconnected ambiguity that defines its own melodic path like a red carpet slowly unravelling, only to be seen to have been cut up and slashed beyond recognition.
>candy red / hungry horse< is dro careys debut release for hum + buzz. this exciting newcomer from sydney has already made quite an impression, he was named as one of the top ten producers to watch in 2011 by fact magazine and has already collaborated with the former roll deep member trim. dro careys extraordinary music assimilates everything from classic techno and house to rnb, rap, juke and grime, to produce a peculiar skewed aesthetic. on side a, >candy red< places hypnotic other worldly vocals with interlocking melodies, stuttering percussion and subtle bass drops. on the other side, >hungry horse< begins by deploying a haunted female vocal, before morphing into snatches of different fragmented samples and frantic kicks and snares, for an intense narcotic affair.
this collection documents the two-decades-plus recording career of r&b icon luther vandross. even before he started putting out records under his own name, he was a first-call session singer (hes the one who created and sang the chorus hook on david bowies -young americans,- for just one example). throughout the 80s and the 90s, he was (both commercially and aesthetically) one of the most consistently successful r&b singer/songwriter/producers. this healthy two-disc selection of highlights from the impressive vandross catalogue moves deftly from heartfelt ballads (-a house is not a home-) to percolating, poppy numbers (-never too much-), spotlighting the mans mellifluous voice and tasteful phrasing at each turn. this is quite clearly the definitive career summary for this deeply influential r&b titan.
finest hiphop and rnb diamonds ft. dj laz ft. flo-rida & casely, plies ft. jamie foxx & the dream, rick ross ft. avery storm & nelly, ll cool j ft. the dream, soulja boy tell em, maria carey ft. ti, tyga ft. travis mccoy, hot stylz
the fourth in the successful compilation series, chilled r&b summer 2011, this triple album contains current laid back r&b hits alongside a wealth of huge classics from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. the new 60 track collection is led by tracks that perfectly encapsulate this vibe including aloe blacc -i need a dollar-, rihanna -russian roulette-, mariah carey -my all-, nelly -just a dream-, michael jackson -human nature-, sade -no ordinary love- and bobby brown -rock wit cha-. also featured are huge laid back hits such as jennifer lopez -if you had my love-, jason derulo -ridin solo acoustic version-, usher -you make me wanna- and alicia keys -you don t know my name-. plus, other superstars appearing on the compilation with chilled classics include al green, whitney houston, justin timberlake, kelly rowland, lemar, r.kelly, tlc, craig david and ne-yo.