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Posted Aug 6 2014
Fresh off the release of the music video, Tonedeff dons his producer cap to provide an exclusive “QN5 RMX” of Fjer’s “Children” single. Enlisting the additional talents of QN5’s Substantial and Rocksteady Crew’s DJ JS-1 to add even more flavor, Tonedeff flips the eerie restraint of the original track into a bombastic, sample-laden break-fest with cuts galore and triumphant synth stabs layered over the Danish singer/songwriter’s wilting piano riff and wistful vocals. This one’s definitely not to be missed.
“Children” is taken from Fjer’s forthcoming concept EP, Beautiful Home which you can pre-order right now via Bandcamp.
Written by: Fjer & Substantial
Produced By: Tonedeff
Scratches: DJ JS-1
Posted Apr 23 2014
RAP MUSIC HAS NEW CLASSIC!! Today marks the release of the album/ mixtape/ skreetLP/ whateverTETRAHEATHEN, by Billyburg’s hardest rapper TRAPAZOYD. Writing, recording & mixing the entire album in under 3 days, Tetraheathen, Trapazoyd enlists the talents of his #commagang movement (MAK BTCHZ, DICKZY, TWERK CAMERON, I.S.S.R., Z1PZ, AWBREE, and the still-incarcerated POPPOP) to deliver a classic on par with Nas’ Illmatic.
Whether it’s taking aim at haters on “Spinnin”, (“Dikkshunary nikkuhs wanna talk smart/ Hit them with a bat in their mouth parts”), extolling service as a virtues of love on “If U Luh Me”, or abolishing gay stereotypes on “Tetraheathen”, Trapazoyd show beyond the shadow of a doubt that his appeal is far reaching. Fans of smoked-out ride-alongs will revel in the anatomical lesson of “Kittehs On My Limbz” and hard-rock G’s can clean their arsenal of weapons with “Rumpapumpum” as their soundtrack. Tetraheathen has something for everyone and is a ‘PAY WHAT YOU WANT’ release available now at TRAPAZOYD.COM.
When asked about the production of this instant classic, Trapazoyd shared his innermost personal thoughts on his motivations and the process:
DEEZ NIKKUHS AYNT FUKKIN WIT ME YAHURD??? WE SPENT 3 WHOLE DAYZ ON DIS SHIT CAUZE ITS DAT SERIOUS. 460 EP FROM MY NIKKUH MAK BTCHZ WUZ DUN IN A DAY AND DAT SHIT WUZ KLASSIK SO IMMAJIN DIS SHIT. DA BEST SHIT OUT 2014 NO DOWT NIKKUH!! ONLY KLASSIK SHIT NIKKUH!! #COMMAGANG – TRAPAZOYD
1. INTRO NIKKUH
4. HEY SELFIE BITCH
5. SLAPPYN SAKZ (FT. I.S.S.R.)
6. KITTEHS ON MY LIMBZ
7. RUMPPAPUMPUM (FEAT. Z1PZ & MAK BTCHZ)
8. WEJJIE (FEAT. DICKZY)**
9. POPKORN (FT. TWERK CAMERON & POPPOP)
11. IF U LUH ME (FT. AWBREE)
12. OWTRO NIKKUH
WRITTEN BY: TRAPAZOYD FOR #COMMAGANG
ALL SUNG VOCALS BY: AWBREE // **“WEJJIE” BY: DICKZY
PRODUCED BY: 99CENTBEATZ.COM
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: TEE SOPRANO & MAK BTCHZ
Posted Mar 7 2014
NOTE: Super shouts to SUPAHBULDOZER for the capture.
For those of y’all that missed last night’s Livestream Q&A #4, Tonedeff returns with the forth edition of his livestream series to discuss all things Demon, Polymer pre-order packages and announce the title of the third EP, Hunter. (Announcement comes @ 53:34)
Posted Mar 2 2014
Tuning Out: How A Lightning Fast Rapper Finds His Focus | SOURCE: FastCompany.com
Recently, Tonedeff rocked Fast Company Magazine’s Most Creative People 1000 event in NYC. He took time out to explain his method of focusing in today’s social-networking insanity. Shouts to the gang at Fast Company for the nifty video (and the Instagator drop – haha). Be sure to comment over on their site.
Posted Dec 10 2013
QN5 Music is proud to announce the release of Tonedeff’s second installment of 4 stylistically unique EP’s that will be combined to form his forthcoming album, Polymer.
EP #2, entitled Demon, deals with the pressures and side-effects of anxiety, mortality and time-management over self-produced mid-tempo bounce tracks. Demon tackles an overwhelmed life a dazzling variety of tempos, flows genre-nods, such as the endurance-challenging title-track “Demon” in which Tonedeff attacks every 16th note for nearly 2 minutes straight in 6/8-time, tipping his hat at the trappings of modern Trap on “Use Me” and most notably, fans of Tonedeff’s infamous triple-time flow will be delighted as Demon contains the long-awaited recorded version of “Crispy” where he essentially puts Fast Rap in a body-bag for everyone’s benefit.
“I knew I was eventually going to have to give the fans an entire collection of fast raps, but I wanted to apply that stylistic approach to my aesthetic and life-experience to make it have a point,” Tonedeff says of the new release. “Time is my worst enemy, and I’m constantly locked in an epic battle with it to achieve all the things I want to do in this life, before it gets to me first. This record is a testament to that.”
Once again, the symbol-rich artwork for Demon was created by Eisner Award Winning illustrator Becky Cloonan, who will be illustrating the covers for entire Polymer series of EPs. All songs were written and produced by the multi-talented artist with additional vocals on “Demon” handled by Danish singer-songwriter, FJER. Demon is available digitally right now at Tonedeff.com in conjunction with pre-order packages for the final physically collected version of Polymer.
3. Crispy (192)
4. Use Me
All Songs Written & Produced By: Tonedeff
*Additional Vocals By: Fjer
With the recent proliferation of the EP in the music world, Tonedeff set out to put a new thematic slant on the format by using each EP to showcase a different facet of his personality, which when collected, form a larger more cohesive unit.
Polymer will consist of 4 separate EPs. Each EP presents a different face or “molecule” of Tonedeff. (Think Voltron, but without the lions). Each EP will be denoted by the Polymer icon located on each cover, with a new molecule filled-in for each release. EP’s 1 through 3 will be released digitally, with the fourth exclusively available on the final assembled version of the physical collector’s edition of Polymer. All music on the project has been produced synthetically to follow along the idea of an actual Polymer’s synthetic structure.
Again, We’re only pressing what is pre-ordered – after that, all collector’s editions will be discontinued. Pre-Orders for Polymer are available now @ Tonedeff.com.