Kick Back & K Banger-My School Remix/4 Time 4
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4th Pic By: Steven Lupton
Kick Back (Beat maker of Da Shogunz) and K Banger (Emcee from New Jersey), first began working together in 2010, and later released the track "Ode To New York" on the Cosmic Trippin' 12" in 2012. Beats were exchanged for cultural history and knowledge, and supplemented with historic rhymes, thanks to K Bangers extensive involvement in Hip Hop culture since the birth of it. With a slew of unreleased tracks, Ozone Crew is proud to present 2 of some vaulted collaborations between Kick Back and K Banger.
Side A - "My School"+*
- My School can be broken down into relative situations between a master and a student, or a teacher and a pupil. With an affinity for old school Kung Fu flicks, Kick Back first heard the main samples as background music used in "Grand Master of Shaolin Kung Fu". Once he tracked down the samples on wax, some demos were produced. Vocal snippets were also used from the movie. Fast forward from 2010 to 2014, where Kick Back resampled the same wax and updated the track, utilizing the Akai MPC 60ii for the whole of the beat, as well as inviting Amsterdam's own Jan Driessen to play his Alto Saxophone live in the studio. K Banger displays his mental prowess as he provides lessons to be learned in the art of shaping the youth and expanding the culture, through the classroom.
Side B - "4 Times 4"**
- 4 Times 4 can be taken as self explanatory. A rugged mix of a commonly known, yet hard to find sample, and updated 12bit drum rhythms. The track was originally made and recorded in 2010. Once Kick Back obtained his Akai MPC 60ii, he resampled the sounds through the machine, and created new 12bit drums to underlay the original track. With cuts by Da Shogunz own, Mr. Nylson, and cosmic Kung Fu rhymes by K Banger, the track reminds us how the art of rap used to be raw. As put by K banger, "All the waste from the airwaves is washin' ashore".
MPC 60II used for "My School Remix" and the drums on "4 Times 4"
Tracks originally recorded in 2010
Additional co-arrangement by Propo'88 (of Da Shogunz)+
Mastering by. I.Statinski, in The Netherlands
Alto Saxophone by. Jan Driessen*
Cuts by. Mr. Nylson**
Cover artworks by: Nadia Piet
Copyright Ozone Crew & Da Shogunz 2014
Vinyl 7" Black Limited Edition 300 Copies