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Posted Aug 22 2014
With HUNTER EP (Polymer 3/4) right around the corner, Tonedeff drops off an EXCLUSIVE non-album track to hold us over.
An ode to long-distance relationships in the age of Skype & Facetime, “Holograms” is a complete reworking of M83’s track of the same name. With his seamlessly sung/rhymed vocals drenched in the lush cinematic builds the band is known for, Tonedeff weaves a meticulous tale of frustration and longing – alternating a single rhyme scheme every 8 bars for a sweeping verse of epic proportions.
“I’ve been so swamped with Polymer that my brain needed a slight creative diversion,” Tonedeff explains. “This is a dream-collabo for me and I really wanted to invoke a feeling that matched the music, so I wrote about a scenario that I think a lot of people can relate to. It was a challenge, but I’m really proud of how this one turned out.”
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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.