Friday, January 02, 2009

15 Years of Greyboy

Just stopped in to drop a quick post here in the new year. Hopefully all of you have recovered from your New Years Eve revelries and are ready to groove. And since some of you might still be nursing a sore head, today's tracks are on the smooth line to chill to.

If you're not familiar with producer and DJ Andreas Stevens (a.k.a. Greyboy), then this post is for you. Greyboy put out his first album Freestylin' back in 1994 (for the ridiculous price of only $4,000) and has consistently been pumping out albums ever since under both his moniker as well as with The Greyboy Allstars. While originally interested in hip hop, he's fused that love with acid jazz, soul, and even world beats and hasn't stopped since.

For those of you who are familiar with his work, he's working on an album of brand new material titled Era Correct which should be hitting turntables sometime over the next few months. For those of you not in the know, he just released 15 Years of West Coast Cool, a semi-greatest hits album that spans his career that also includes three new tracks. It's an excellent spot to hop into his catalog and see snapshots from his development. It's got some more straight up acid jazz grooves (like the opener Unwind Your Mind, below), some cuts that are mix worked a little more with hip hop influences (Hold It Now for example), some more soulful cuts (like Got To Be A Love, which features Sharon Jones, and Love, which is also below and is one of the new tracks on the album).

All in all, an excellent place to dips your toes in and then pick and choose where you want to dig further.

Visit his website, his label Ubiquity Records, and become his friend on MySpace.


gaston monescu said...

cool post, cool joint.
ive been a fan of greyboy so long(and his cohorts), i cant even remember back that far

Anonymous said...

yeah, mad cool feel on this one. trill talk, i've never heard of dude, but i heard this track during a commercial and had to look it up. nice post...