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Tall Black Guy / Let's Take A Trip (2LP/color vinyl)

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    Tall Black Guy / Lets Take A Trip (2LP/color vinyl)
    Tall Black Guy / Let's Take A Trip (2LP/color vinyl) ¥2700(税込)

    Limited Green Vinyl + Includes Download Card!!

    Slum Village期のJ Dillaの意匠を継ぐ様なサウンドで、Gilles Petersonをはじめとするジャズ・サイドからの支持も根強いデトロイトのビートメイカー=Tall Black Guyの3年振りとなるアルバム『Let's Take A Trip』!!


    『Brownswood』からのリリースでお馴染みのDiggs Duke、『Melting Pot』のMiles Bonnyをはじめ多彩なゲストが参加。Slum Villageのボトムグルーヴィーなクラップ・グルーヴに、淡いムードを色添えるMoonchildのヴォーカルが光る「I Will Never Know 」。淡く浮かび上がる鍵盤やワウも心地よいメロー・ムードの「I Will Never Know (TBG Remix) [feat. Moonchild] 」といった先行シングルで聴ける楽曲は元より、J Dilla期のSlum Villageサウンドを彷彿とするも、TBG流のメロディックなプロダクションで、深い音像の旅へと誘ってくれる素晴らしいアルバムになっている。

    1. A Train Is Coming
    2. One Device, One Method, One Thing
    3. Rocking From Beginning To End (ft Kenny Keys)
    4. This One Is For The Ladies And Gents ft Miles Bonny
    5. The Kids Are Listening Interlude
    6. 80s Babies (Dee Jackson & Tall Black Guy) - Don't Box Me In
    7. Beware Of The Groove (ft Mario Sweet)
    8. Come With Me And Fly (ft Yusef Rumperfield)
    9. Is There More To Life? ft Diggs Duke
    10. I Will Never Know ft Moonchild
    11. Mario Smith Speaks On ft Daniel Crawford
    12. Things Deeper Than My Skin ft Ozay Moore
    13. Peace And Love ft Masego & Rommel Donald




    ‘This is a journey into sound…’ These familiar words, accompanied by the rumble of a distant train, signal the opening of ‘Let’s Take A Trip’, the sophomore album from Terrel Wallace aka Tall Black Guy. Since 2013’s ‘8 Miles To Moenart’ TBG has cemented his position as a standard bearer for the current hip-hop / beats scene. Born in Detroit and now residing in the UK, Wallace’s signature style of incredibly clever sample flips and deft production chops has won fans across the globe including Gilles Peterson, Lefto, Jazzy Jeff and House Shoes.

    Since his debut release in 2011 (a daring and addictive flip of Fela Kuti), TBG has become revered for his unique take on soulful hip-hop production. The swing of the drums, the textures of the instrumentation as well as a fearlessness in taking on the classics (his Soundcloud page includes flips and chops of tracks from James Brown, De La Soul and
    Michael Jackson) have marked him out from the crowd. One of the best-kept secrets in the scene, his singular talent is now beginning to get the recognition it deserves. In the last 12 months he has remixed Little Dragon and been invited to take part in Jazzy Jeff’s Playlist Retreat alongside the likes of Eric Lau, James Poyser, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Questlove and countless others.

    For this album Wallace had a simple inspiration: ‘This album is all about taking a journey. As simple as that. Be it physical, emotional or spiritual. It's asking and answering personal questions from myself within some of the tracks and also touching on social issues i.e. racism, inequality and privilege...that have been at the forefront of my mind over last three years.’ Sonically there is also a shift: ‘Jazz has definitely been more of an influence in this project, as I have been really inspired by so many up and coming musicians who I've been blessed to connect with’. Some of these musicians, including Kenny Keys, Miles Bonny, Diggs Duke and Dee Jackson feature on the project as well as regular collaborators Ozay Moore and Mario Sweet and fellow Playlist alumni Daniel Crawford and Masego. But this is one man’s vision, and for Tall Black Guy this trip is just the beginning….

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