NEW WHEEZY! Mainstay drops 11/13
October 19, 2007 by Jefe
CD release November 13, 2007
On his third studio album, Offwhyte offers a soundscape filled with charismatic philosophies and cogent imagery. "Mainstay" provides a magnificent listening experience for the vibe-driven style enthusiast and lyrical junkie alike. Boasting a beautifully eclectic range of songs and sounds, the album is a breath of fresh air in this era of identity crisis and unwarranted braggadocio.
Since its inception in 1999, Offwhyte has been a mainstay of the Galapagos4 empire. A co-founder of the label, Offwhyte set things in motion with Galapagos4's first full-length release, "Squints by Offwhyte". Since then, he has played a major part in the label's operations - both behind the scenes and behind the mic, releasing "The Fifth Sun" LP in 2002 and the controversial "Bow To The Sceptor" EP in 2004.
Throughout it all, Offwhyte has been a mainstay of underground originality and sly wordplay. With this new release he personifies this notion. The artist has tapped into a new grittier sound with tracks like "GWARN!" and "Whimsical", while never compromising his mellower soul ballads like "The Metropolitan People". The album also packs plenty of surprises, including a few tracks with subtle reggae influences, and a storytelling track about his grandfather, "Wise Conscience".
A highly-anticipated album, "Mainstay" finally emerges on November 13, 2007. With 15 tracks and almost an hour of music, the project flaunts a fluidity that transforms a collection of great songs into a monumental album.
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MESTIZO - DREAM STATE - DROPS SEPT 18...
September 2, 2007 by El Jefe
Mestizo & Julian Code... the new album drops September 18... featuring Murs, Qwel, Joe Dub, 2Mex & Isiah...
Mestizo "Dream State"
Release date: September 18, 2007
After a 2 year hiatus, a core member of Galapagos4's West Coast operation, MESTIZO, is back with his official homecoming album. "Dream State" is MESTIZO's interpretation of his native land of California, which is a dream world in itself, filled with eccentric beings entranced in a dream state.
This album is entirely produced by the new super duo Julian Code, made up of Sean Julian (best known for the highly successful Psych Rock LP "Trap Door" on Groove Merchant Records) and DJ Morse Code, the San Francisco native better known for his club monster DJ status as part of the Super Friends crew. DJ Morse Code has also been caught DJing side by side with DJ AM, Steve Aoki, A-TRAK and The RUB DJ's to name a few, but here he is letting the world in on his gritty 12-bit SP-1200 production style.
MESTIZO has gained tremendous respect from his peers and elders alike as a passionate writer, amazing performer, and stern leader of the next generation of artist. Lyrically, MESTIZO teamed up with JOE DUBBS, ISAIAH, QWEL, 2MEX AND MURS and although, DREAM STATE is an album that needed no features, each individual that contributed to the album gladly added to its magnificence. Together they have created classic duets in honor of the golden state sound. MESTIZO embodies the true sound and style of a California heavy weight and is sure be a mogul to many and this album the future blueprint of how the West Coast Rocks.
1. Rumble Fish
2. Coast Guard
3. Solid Gold
4. PrettyBoy Zoid
5. Back Wash Feat. Joe Dubbs & 2Mex
6. Suzy Q
7. Confrontational Act
8. Tolerance Feat. Qwel
9. Sup' Girl
10. Please & Thank You
11. Beat Flip
14. Even Feat.Isiah & Murs
15. Continental Half Time
16. Time Card
17. In The Clouds
18. Spare Change
23. See Me Out
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ROBUST - EL FOTO GRANDE drops July 24th!
June 8, 2007 by Jefe
Galapagos4 announces release of new Robust album!
Robust - El Foto Grande
dropping July 24th, 2007
The Big Picture. Get it? Its a concept easy enough for anyone to understand, but most never stop to think about it. Its that simple yet all-encompassing feeling you get when you finally figure it all out. Its putting in that time and work to get where you need to be. Its showing love and respect in order to get love and respect. El Foto Grande.
Robust has captured that snapshot clear as day in this collaboration with one of the hottest producers on the LA scene, Mike Gao, who co-produced the album alongside newcomer Nick Sena. Its the official sophomore solo release from Robust, whose 2004 debut album "Potholes In Our Molecules" (Galapagos4) raised eyebrows worldwide with its hard-hitting eclectic beats and intense rhymes. This record finds Robust more mature and seeing straight-forward, speaking to the masses that are eager to listen. The beats provide a diverse backdrop for Robust to focus his animated rhymes on, and the team delivers with deliberate clarity.
01. Word Of Mouth
02. El Foto Grande
04. Think About It
05. Show Love
06. Love To Hate
07. Do It For The Love
08. Time And Work
09. Love It All
10. LL Robus T
11. Cold Chilling
12. Strictly Underground
13. I Got Your Back
14. What Up Fam
15. Cant Put The Fire Out
16. Ho Sognato
All lyrics by Robust except #12 featuring Mestizo
Production by Mike Gao & Nick Sena
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Deejay OM CD out in 2 weeks!
April 17, 2007 by Jeff
The new Deejay OM "Reheated Naan & Curry" CD hits stores everywhere in 2 weeks!
Up next for G4: Robust "El Foto Grande" CD - produced by Mike Gao & Nick Sena. Details soon!
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DEEJAY OM - REHEATED NAAN & CURRY
March 19, 2007 by Jefe
DEEJAY OM "REHEATED NAAN & CURRY"
Dropping on Galapagos4: May 1st, 2007
Deejay OMs "Reheated Naan and Curry" is a rich musical and cultural experience beyond what most expect from a producer these days. Avoiding the temptations to merely go through the motions as a beatmaker, OM has created an album full of life and vigor, relying on an overall theme but not being bogged down by it. The music on this record is unlike what most people have heard or even imagined, and they should count on a wild enjoyable ride when the literal and proverbial needle drops.
Deejay OM, based in San Francisco, CA, has been a successful deejay and producer for over 14 years. He is a perennial "selector" who knows the right music to play (and when) to get the crowd to move to the music. OM is also known to have a deep love for yoga, meditation, cooking fine vegan cuisine, art, and of course, music. He has produced music for films (Thrasher Skateboarding videos & movie soundtracks), performed with Z-trip, Shortkut (of Invisible Scratch Pickles), The Pharcyde, Ghostface Killah and The Genius (of Wu-tang), Madlib (Stones Throw), and many others. He has been a deejay for various FM Radio shows, Clubs (International and Domestic), private parties & much more. A member of the illustrious Vinyl Monkeys Crew (members include Sixtoo, Jel, Joe Beats, RPM, Scott Matelic, Dibbs, Signify, etc.), OM also produces music for the Galapagos4, Heardrums, and Refinery Records.
His much anticipated solo album "Deejay OM's 'Reheated Naan and Curry'" will be released April 2007 on Galapagos4 and features the finest in Middle Eastern beats mega-mixed to provide the ultimate experience and adventure in psychedelia and break neck beats.
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