As you may know, I released an EP back in February titled Symmetrics B via my label Alloy-X.
A lot has happened since that release and I’m excited to announce that it was just re-released by the legendary Schematic Records.
Available via Schematic’s Bandcamp: http://schematicmusiccompany.bandcamp.com/album/symmetrics-b
Available via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/symmetrics-b-ep/id659531216
And also available via Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Symmetrics-B/dp/B00D9ENH3Q/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370706302&sr=301-1
The eclectic beat collective known as Team Supreme releases a new beat tape every week. I have been following them for several months now and I am always impressed with their output. For their 59th edition, they allowed the public to submit as well. They picked their favorites and made a heavy mix. I was fortunate enough to be on it among several other dope producers. Anyway, listen and download here:
I also uploaded my track separately for free download if you would like:
Yesterday I released my new instrumental EP “Symmetrics B” via Alloy-X and I couldn’t be happier. I would describe this project as experimental electronic, formatted to smash the club.
These 6 tracks went through 7 or 8 months of intense development. This is the first project that I have ever released that I am truly proud of.
Dating back all the way to the days before I was even Urbindex, I’ve had an insatiable interest in starting a record label or collective. But until pretty recently, I didn’t have the proper resources or experience to effectively execute such a task. Well, I think its about time.
Introducing Alloy X:
An Alloy is a substance composed of several different metals. Alloy X applies that definition to music; an eclectic mixture of creative works. Alloy X was founded by me (Urbindex) and Luke Spry in September of 2012 and officially launched in January of 2013 with the intention of providing a platform for various talented artists to present their work without being overshadowed by the often aimless nature of the internet.
No egos, No fabrication, just art and music that is worthy of your attention.
Let the games begin.
Hit up our newly launched website and check out our releases! Alloy-X.com
So yesterday I dropped a new music video for the track I did with my dude Hazey Dope…
We heard the beat, “Bugg’n” by TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke & Lunice) a few weeks ago and immediately knew we had to write to it…
We then saw that XV had done a song over it on his latest mixtape, but he didn’t really do it justice so we weren’t worried about it. So we recorded the song and shot the video.
THEN we saw that Asher Roth released a song using the same beat on the 4th of July… So we knew we had to move quickly. I finished the video editing and released on the 5th to make sure everyone knows we aren’t jocking. Asher is the man though.
anyway, check out this video…
FREE DOWNLOAD HERE:
Produced by TNGHT
Video shot by: Erroll Haymon
Directed by: Connor Musarra & Erroll Haymon
Edited by: Connor Musarra
Its been a while since I’ve dropped any songs or videos. finally back in it…
I recently decided to cut my long hair off, which is a huge transition, so this song and video is about that transition.
Shoutout to Roderick Jackson & Twizz (of Keyel) for filming and editing. and shoutout to Lindsay Kopit for cutting my hair.
Check it out:
Album coming this fall.
Follow @Urbindex for more info, and plenty of random commentary as well.
During my winter break while I was back in Cleveland for a bit, I went over to A/V’s crib to get an official French Connection linkup going. He immediately played me a beat and I wrote the whole song and recorded it right on the spot in the lab right then. That track turned out to be “Eggnog Surprise (Electric)” and it was so dope that I knew we had to shoot a video.
Check out the video here:
We shot it right in my dining room with a disco ball, some christmas lights, and some equipment on the table. Word to the homie AdAb behind the camera.
The simplicity and vibrant colors of the video fits the song perfectly. After realizing how dope Eggnog Surprise was, we were like ok lets do a full EP!
We just continued to link for the rest of that week. I went over there, he would show me a beat, I write to it on the spot, and record it right then. So we finished the whole EP in less than a week.
Pure dopeness. It’s produced entirely by A/V and all of the rapping is me. I love linking up like this because I get to really get into the technicality of rhyming, because I’m normally focusing primarily on production.
We present to you…. Urban Dinosaurs:
This is an official French Connection collaboration.
A/V has been the homie for a while but we never got a chance to link.
Finally a couple weeks ago we linked up and made an EP of pure HEAT.
That EP is called Urban Dinosaurs.
Its coming Friday, January 27th, 2012.
We recorded the single, “Eggnog Surprise (Electric)” and I was like ‘ok. we definitely need a video.” so I hit up the homie AdAb and we shot it real quick in my dining room with a disco ball and a table full of equipment. I did the editing and my dude Rocco Russo did some extra color filtering. Youtube kind of fked up the quality of the video but its whatever. if you like it, SPREAD THE WORD!
and here’s the tracklist for our upcoming EP:
1. One Time For F/C
2. Cookin’ Frogs
3. Disk #3
4. Eggnog Surprise (Electric)
5. One Time For 3 Seas
6. Don’t Hold Back
7. Thursday Nite
Follow me on Twitter: @Urbindex
Follow A/V on Twitter: @Dinosaur_el
F/C takeover 2012 is in full effect.
From a production standpoint, remixes are probably the most fun thing to do. I love taking a piece of music and completely reconstructing it into something entirely different. It forces the listener to really rethink the song. All of the songs on this new EP have very distinct styles and memorable aspects so I attempted to recreate these in styles that you might not expect, yet still remaining cohesive and aesthetically pleasing.
Check it out for yourself and spread the word:
Released last week: Local Legends (Click Here to view my post about it)
This week: Flapjacks EP
Next week: Urban Dinosaurs EP —- collaboration with A/V
The week after that: Scales EP —– BetaMaen
Spread the word.
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In September of 2010, my homie Twizz of the Cleveland group KEYEL released an album by the name of Summer Stars (Click here to check out my post about it). It featured collaborations with pretty much all of the illest Cleveland musicians in the scene right now.
(Shoutout to Twizz for allowing me to be a part of such a great project — I was on the song “Walk On, Bye”)
Among the featured artists on the project was PicaSoul (on the song “Greetings”).
This was my first time even hearing this dudes name, but I loved the track.
I knew nothing about him, but a few months later he hit me up about a possible collaboration and of course I was down to work.
And it began.
Dude already had a bunch of ideas set and ready to go, including the group name, Local Legends. (Which is dope).
And I began writing to all of these ridiculous (in a good way…. you should know his steez by now) Flying Lotus beats that Soul picked out.
Though it took a while to form, when we finally linked up to start knocking the recording out, we knew this project would be extremely dope. The energy was all in the right direction. We finished up all of the recording in about two weeks. I was also writing most of these verses on the spot in the studio so that was definitely a new experience for me. It was pure HipHop in the room.
We even got a couple guest verses from my homie Chemist of Smoke Screen, who was also featured on Twizz’s Summer Stars album (So you can see its all in the family). And also a guest verse from PicaSoul’s homie J Black.
Anyway, you get it. Its dope. oh and word to Filip Dujardin Photography (we used one of his photos for the cover…. don’t worry we’re not making a profit, we just thought it looks tight and it fits the project perfectly)
Check it out on Bandcamp here (Stream & Download for FREE):
Also, be on the lookout for future collaborations between me, PicaSoul, and Hazey Dope…
Cleveland stand up. F/C