Thursday, August 27, 2009
illroots and Okayplayer Present: The Remix Project
The Remix Project is a North Carolina collective comprised of Apple Juice Kid on the Drums, Matt Brandau on the Bass, Brevan Hampden on Percussion, Mark Wells on
Keys, Dana Chell on the Guitar/Samples, and DJ Merlin on the cuts. This project is a live reinterpretation by the Remix Project of classic Hip-Hop tracks ranging from Panjabi MC & Jay-Z “Beware” to Outkast’s “Prototype”. With a flawless presentation created by upcoming graphic designer Objectiv One and online powerhouses illRoots.com and Okayplayer.com this project is bound to create just as much buzz as Apple Juice Kid’s prior releases. You may remember this very same collaboration of online entities as they present the heralded Miles Remixed Album which saw the legend Miles Davis reinvented as only Apple Juice Kid could. Recently Apple Juice has produced tracks with several major artists such as Wale (Allido/Interscope), MC Lyte, Camp Lo, Fresh Daily, Donny Goines, Yahzarah, and many more. As well as being the drummer for The Remix Project, Apple Juice Kid joins Suede (Camp Lo) to form the genre bending group Freebass 808. The next 808 release, following their Moonbass EP, is titled Chakra and will be released early October with the first single “Rewind” featuring Jovi Rockwell of Major Lazer.
The Remix Project has been seen backing up some of your favorite live experiences as they backed up all the artists at the Nice And Smooth Tribute that was hosted by 9th Wonder and True School. Along with this event they have backed up the always entertaining Fat Man Scoop at SOB’s in New York City where he stated “I love this f*#king band.”
This project combines a live instrumentation of classic Hip-Hop songs that transitions flawlessly for 22 tracks of listening pleasure andis available for free download/stream thanks to illRoots.com and Okayplayer.com Now.