LABEL: Mind the Wax, Poland
Format: LP LTD300 Colored vinyl / MTW 004
ARTIST: Mr. Collage (Crete, Greece)
Electric guitar on track 1 by Konstantinos Vitas.
Electric guitar on tracks 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8 by Andreas Thomas
Electric bass on tracks 6, 7 and 8 by Anastasis Pashidis.
Sampling and programming by Mr. Collage.
All tracks produced and mixed by Mr. Collage
Mastering by Brak at Cell 11364
released December 12, 2019
Mr. Collage’s debut solo album “Layers” shares a traditional Hip-Hop approach, utilizing the use of samples as well as recorded instruments. “Layers” is a sonic painting consisting of dusty vinyl memories and future plane tickets. Funky beats and basslines, afro percussions and a second hand synth are layered and complete the music background of the album.
Is that all? Def not! The album features some very talented artists from USA, Australia, Spain, Greece and Belgium. The rappers Nico The Beast, S Squair Blaq, Mic Bles and 1989TRE get funky on Collage’s beats and the female MC Amira Lacrima with her mellow raps gets into a story telling.
Soul goes strong in the album too with Lady EMZ cherishing life over a Northern Soul inspired beat and Mantique spicing up the funkiness with her deep voice. Moreover, the vocalist Lisa Spykers gives an extra R&B/Soul vibe by joining forces with 1989TRE.
On the wheels of steel, the IDA World Finalists – Fly Immigrants (DJ Mysterons and DJ Hypercutz) and the heavy artillery of scratching of Mind The Wax, DJ Moya are taking care of the scratches in the album.