Monday, October 27, 2008

The Apple Juice kid Presents: Miles Remixed

The Apple Juice kid Presents: Miles Remixed

Is it Christmas yet? Because I already got my gift, The Apple Juice kid Presents: Miles Remixed. It’s a free download on the Illroots web site (you should definitely check it out, there’s some really enjoyable free downloads). This album came out October 20th but I really wanted to listen to it first so that I could write about it.

So Apple Juice Kid is foremost a drummer from Chapel Hill NC however he’s shining as a producer and versatility is the best way to describe him from crunk, R&B, reggae (dancehall) and he even drops some downtempo, electronic Jazz in there, he’s one of those producers we should pay attention to.

Now Miles Remixed, the title says it all and I think it’s a great way for people that don’t know Miles Davis or who aren’t too familiar with jazz to start. The album is smooth but complex at the same time. It might take you a few listens before you understand it. Sometimes melodic, sometimes disordered but always interesting. There’s some scratching in there, some live instruments some very interesting featuring: DJ Merlin, Matt Brandau (bass), Mark Wells (keys) Daniel Hart (strings) and guest vocals from Yahzarah and Raheem DeVaughn on the final track that just blew me away. It's hard to describe the album I can surely say that it's a melange of hip hop, jazz, R&B, soul and electronica.

This is an extraordinary project and Apple Juice Kid has a lot of courage to embark on such a beautiful project. This is great music and I think that there’s a little something for everybody from the young cats to the old.

Get It free: DOWNLOAD

4.5 out of 5 (one of the best music I’ve heard in 2008).

Peace & I’m out!


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