February 13, 2012 by Jeff
The Qwazaar & Batsauce 'What Love' Remix release has been pushed back a bit. Still coming, still going to be free... just a slight delay.
The next G4 release from Maxilla Blue is dropping on February 28th, 2012...
Solidifying in 2006 and releasing its debut album less than 2 years later, Maxilla Blue remains as a well preserved tribute to the classic raw hip hop combo of one producer, one Dj, and one emcee, bolstered by each component's thirst for craft perfection. Consistently fusing strong instrumentals and intricate cut work with power poetics, the Maxilla crew is perhaps most known for its affinity for captivating live audiences, resulting in countless appearances throughout the Midwest and Mountain regions in recent years, including college and university invitations as well as music festivals. MBC is fresh off the completion of their 3rd self-titled volume, and 5th collaboritive piece since 2008, released through the underground powerhouse Galapagos4 and Central Standard Records. As with the previous works, Volume 3's offering appears in vinyl, CD, and digital form.
Led by the cue of Dj TouchNice, powered by the production of Aeon Grey and anchored by the vocal illustration of Asphate Woodhavet, the Des Moines based trio provides listeners with a dense, immovable, and often somber or "blue" bite of this reality as well as the next. Hailing from an often overlooked and undernourished locale, Maxilla's creative approach has found it unnecessary to bend to the common trends and popular evolution of rap culture. As a result, the crew's intepretation of music remains intact amidst failed fads, and followers of the work understand the natural encouragement to bend the enigmatic sound illustration to their own interpretations, adding to the timeless quality of each piece. Each member, an avid vinyl collector of over 10 years and dedicated practitioner of his respective craft, carries the innate desire to create, regardless of the recognition attached. This love affair with the art has resulted in multiple vinyl releases, side projects for the group, and independent works from Aeon Grey, including 12 in, 7in, compact cassettes, instrumental albums and digital efforts.
Check out a promo mix by DJ TouchNice with beats, cuts, and snippets from the MBV3 album...
Maxilla Blue - Volume 3 promo mix
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Qwazaar & Batsauce - What Love Remix Contest
January 10, 2012 by Jeff
vVisit/like Qwa & Bat's Facebook, Click the what love remix tab. read , get your remix on.
The BMB remix project will ft remixes from Maker, Meaty, Bat, Paten Locke, Mike Gao & more.
The remix EP is free and digitally drops Valentine's Day via Galapagos4
More 2012 news coming soon...
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November 10, 2011 by Jeff
Pleased to announce our 2nd 7inch vinyl release this fall, the 4 track EP from Dreas off his 'Dreastronaut' album. The record is packaged in a hand-stamped cardboard sleeve and is strictly limited to 250 copies for the world.
After a successful 2011 saw digital releases from Lastchild and Rift Napalm/Meaty Ogre, the EP, full length & 7inch from Qwazaar & Batsauce and now the Dreastronaut CD & 7inch EP, we have much more in store for the coming year of 2012... next on the horizon is Robust's follow up to his G4 debut, entitled 'Fillin' In The Potholes', due out in Spring 2012. There are also several more releases already in the works, stay tuned for more info...
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Bat Meets Blaine & Dreastronaut...
September 30, 2011 by Jefe
The Qwazaar & Batsauce 'Bat Meets Blaine' album is rolling strong, and we've just received the brand new 7inch release with 2 tracks from the album, 'I Know' & 'Til It's Done'. It's the 1st G4 vinyl release in way too long, so those who've been asking, go out and grab it! You can buy yours here.
Some key interviews & reviews have popped up with more on the horizon... if you're still sleeping, check out what the people have been saying, and read some insightful interviews with Qwa & Bat:
Impose Magazine Reviews Bat Meets Blaine
Ruby Hornet Feature
Ruby Hornet Interview
Joel @ Shut Your Fucking Face And Listen gives it some shine
Centerstage Chicago Interview
Kevin Beacham's Fifth Element Blog Review
Next up for G4 is the head nodding full length from Heardrums' label owner & longtime G4 cohort, Dreas, entitled 'Dreastronaut'. It drops on October 18th, 2011. Peep out the info below:
‘Dreastronaut, the new album from Heardrums label owner & long-time G4 cohort extends out past the normal samples, production styles, and concepts and takes the listeners someplace otherworldly. Not taking the time to sit down and listen to the album in its entirety is a missed opportunity to experience an important component of this sound collage. The end result is a uniquely upbeat soundscape with vibrant scenes of varying emotion and movement surrounded by clouds of opiate laced mood music.
Standout tracks: "Love Strain", which is somewhat reminiscent of Star Slingers more modern soul influenced hip-hop beats, "Time Out Of Joint" with Dreas crisp drum sounds alongside pitched down vocal samples a la Clams Casino, "Michiana Noise" which combines campfire sounds and lush orchestral samples to create a stimulating sonic environment, and "Island Grey" whose punchy drums, deep bass, and subtle sounds of the Atlantic Ocean form a chillwave winner.
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Too Much Fashion, Not Enough Smashin...
August 11, 2011 by Jefe
Coming soon from Galapagos4...
G40055 Qwazaar & Batsauce 'Bat Meets Blaine'
CD & digital out Sept 13
7inch coming soon...
Qwazaar & Batsauce follow up their masterful Style Be The King EP (2011, Fifth Element/Galapagos4) with a 14-track juggernaut entitled Bat Meets Blaine. The record is an absolute rarity, a series of inspired sessions from a world-class MC & producer team at the height of their respective powers. Batsauce provides ambidextrous backdrops that are as multilayered as they are strident, while Qwazaar simply astonishes, baring his soul while performing near-impossible lyrical feats. Its a record all true heads should cop and that all lab scientists can envy.
At this point in his career, Qwas pedigree is unquestionable. South Side representative extraordinaire; Low End theorist; endlessly inventive with flows and increasingly daring in subject and range. Long hailed for his vocal ability, the decades have seen Qwa transform into the rare artist whose symphonic flow is effortlessly matched to pitch-perfect confessional content. The moments that meld both into a unique storytelling voice are rare—Rakims "The Ghetto" comes to mind, as do Black Thoughts post-bop excursions. Qwas true corollary, however, arent his fellow MCs—its Charlie Parker, whose wrenching solos feature a technical genius that are only matched by their sorrow—the sound of Icarus wings melting. Hes found his proper spar this go-round—Batsauce is a Berlin-based turntable Gillespie (URB recently dubbed him "the next ‘it thing in…underground hip hop"), and their first full-length is a true titanic, trans-Atlantic meeting of the minds. Tasteful guest shots only augment the chemistry: Denizen Kane, Onry Ozzborn, Offwhyte, KP the Ilustrado of The Pacifics, Lady Daisey, and DJ Bizkid round out a stellar supporting cast.
Bird once famously said, "If you dont live it, it wont come out your horn." Bat Meets Blaine is a record of tremendous vitality and reach—Chicago, LA, Jacksonville, and Berlin are a part of its geographic DNA. It numbers several underground classics (Typical Cats, Walk Through Walls, Suicide Prevention, etc.) as its bona-fide predecessors. Its progenitors have earned accolades and stripes and props in print and in person. But most importantly, it has been soaked in rum and in the river, and it has emerged as a testament to pain and power, and it plays beautifully. Bird and Diz, meet Bat and Blaine.
For cats who dont know nothing about nothing, peep Bird and Diz (Clef, 1952). Get your weight up, suckas!
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