SOULFUL SHANGHAI by IG CULTURE

SKU63885
ArtistIG CULTURE
TitleSOULFUL SHANGHAI
LabelKINDRED SPIRITS
Catalog #KS 035 LP
Genre
ReleaseW 20 - 2012
FormatVinyl - EU2LP
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Tracks

  1. I Can't Believe It ft. ID 4 Windz
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/63885_soulful_shanghai/1_i_cant_believe_it_ft._id_4_windz.mp3
  2. Truth ft. John Robinson
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/63885_soulful_shanghai/2_truth_ft._john_robinson.mp3
  3. Core Exit ft. Bilaal Salaam
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/63885_soulful_shanghai/3_core_exit_ft._bilaal_salaam.mp3
  4. Talkin' Bout Mine
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/63885_soulful_shanghai/4_talkin_bout_mine.mp3
  5. Black Rennaissance ft. Akwasi Mensah
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/63885_soulful_shanghai/5_black_rennaissance_ft._akwasi_mensah.mp3
  6. Futures Back ft. K Banger
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/63885_soulful_shanghai/6_futures_back_ft._k_banger.mp3
  7. Take It There ft. K Banger
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/63885_soulful_shanghai/7_take_it_there_ft._k_banger.mp3
  8. The (blessed) Mizells ft. Akwasi Mensah
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/63885_soulful_shanghai/8_the_blessed_mizells_ft._akwasi_mensah.mp3
  9. Half Black Half Japanese ft. John Robinson
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/63885_soulful_shanghai/9_half_black_half_japanese_ft._john_robinson.mp3
  10. Bluff and Fold (Gamble and Bluf)
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/63885_soulful_shanghai/10_bluff_and_fold_gamble_and_bluf.mp3
  11. Catalog Pieces ft. John Robinson
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/63885_soulful_shanghai/11_catalog_pieces_ft._john_robinson.mp3
  12. The Revolution Will Not Be Tell Lie Vise
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/63885_soulful_shanghai/12_the_revolution_will_not_be_tell_lie_vise.mp3
  13. Do The Math ft. ID 4 Windz
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/63885_soulful_shanghai/13_do_the_math_ft._id_4_windz.mp3
  14. Tangible Dream ft. Bilal Salaam
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/63885_soulful_shanghai/14_tangible_dream_ft._bilal_salaam.mp3
  15. Outsider (the lite) ft. Eagle Nebula
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/63885_soulful_shanghai/15_outsider_the_lite_ft._eagle_nebula.mp3
  16. Whats Happening ft. K Banger
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/63885_soulful_shanghai/16_whats_happening_ft._k_banger.mp3
  17. The Sankofaz Peace Arkestra
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/63885_soulful_shanghai/17_the_sankofaz_peace_arkestra.mp3

Description

New IG Culture album, featuring ID4 Windz, John Robinson and Bilal Salaam. This is Ltd to 1000 copies and comes in a heavy gatefold sleeve. TIP!!With �Soulful Shanghai� IG draws a lineage directly from the civil values of jazz musicians like Harry Whitaker�s Black Renaissance and Roy Ayers� We Live In Brooklyn, to present day music styles via the rhythms of hip hop, electro, house, and other drum machine oriented genres. �I�m an OG,� says IG. �It feels right to me to link the music from musicians like Harry Whitaker, Gil Scott Heron, and the Mizells. They should be household names, but the younger generation don�t necessarily know who these people are.� Musically, �Soulful Shanghai� mixes it all up while still making sense. Selected vocalists ID 4 Windz and John Robinson, both of east coast hip hop duo Scienz Of Life, Georgia Anne Muldrow conspirator Eagle Nebula, and New Jersey residents Bilal Salaam and K Banger lock IG�s skewed beats together. The hip hop swagger is punctuated by plenty of live jazz tracks, with dedications to the Mizell brothers and Harry Whitaker keeping the swing spiritual. Perhaps the centre-piece of the album is the live rework of �The Revolution Will Not Be Televised�, with a 2012 lyrical update by Niles �Asheber� Hailstones, reminding us that images of riots stay the same, and they keep happening round the world, round the clock, from decade to decade. �The same issues are still relevant today,� IG says. �That�s why we did an update of �Revolution�. Same shit, different year. The sense of community and social values from that music is something I respect. At this stage in the game, if I�ve not got something to say then I shouldn�t be doing music, cause it�s not about the money.� IG isn�t anachronistic though, and he�s quite happy to use the Internet to link up with like-minded artists across the Atlantic. New possibilities and opportunities are always to be embraced, and as the world gets smaller, it seems the same issues affect us all, as the sample of a newsreader on the track �Core Exit� demonstrates. IG Culture has been releasing music and albums since the early 90�s - that�s over two decades of craft under his belt. He�s no stranger to anyone familiar with groups like New Sector Movements and Quango, a multitude of hip hop and broken beat projects and labels like Mainsqueeze. IG�s blend is about more than the craft though. It�s about why music is important to society, and why we�re moved by it. Soulful Shanghai is a continuation of jazz and the civil rights of Black Jazz and Strata East. It�s a continuation of the spiritual funk of the Mizell brothers and the spoken word of Gil Scott Heron. It�s a descendant of hip hop and the resistance of the Zulu Nation, a distant cousin of techno and Juan Atkins� deep space explorations. �Soulful shanghai is a place you navigate, hopefully you find It somehow,� IG concludes. Keep on searching.

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