So would some like to let me know what it is that they are putting in the water in the United Kingdom? All these soulful female singers are getting a little out of control. I’ll trade you 6 Lady Gagas and 48 Miley Cyruses for just one Alice Amelia, Emeli Sande, or Juliette Ashby. “11:11” hosts a feature from Mr J. Medeiros of The Procussions, who’s self-titled album Alice appeared on in 2013. Click on the soundcloud link below and check out some more of her music. A special shout-out for the Great Dictator speech. Definitely anticipating her EP titled 11.
Okay people, let’s get this out of the way real quick. This song is not going to die. It will be around forever, ever. Forever, ever? Forever Ever! Pharrell knew exactly what he was doing with “Happy” and has indeed created a movement. It has received MULTIPLE mixes, from all over the world, people have even made their own videos, which brought Skateboard P to tears on the Oprah show by the way. I’ve heard several dope mixes, the Keith Sweat one that got played for me the other night is one of them. That was a great mash-up. Here is another GREAT mix from Procussions’ producer/emcee Stro Elliot. It embodies a lot of the same hand clapping head nodding elements of the original while bringing it’s own vibe and style to the track. It works so well that if it were played in a room full of people nobody would probably even notice it was a mix, they’d most likely treat it like it was the actual track. That’s pretty impressive.
Imperial is not only an incredible producer and enthusiastic personal trainer, he can also put it down on the wheels of steel. Check out his HolyTape 5 mix for Holy Chill’s Youtube channel. The mix features the likes of Mr J Medeiros (The Procussions), Sareem Poems (L.A. Symphony), J-Live, Wes Pendleton, K.I.N.E.T.I.K., and other very dope selections. Can we get some more of the Sareem Poems project homie? Shout out to Illect Recordings for noticing the talent and introducing me to Imperial’s music.
1: Imperial – Everday
2: Sourface – Good Terms
3: Vanilla – Still Love You
4: Moods – Rain Showers
5: Mr J Medeiros – Forenoon (prod. Beatsofreen)
6: J-Live – Brand Nu Live (Imperial Remix)
7: Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K. – Relax
8: Wes Pendleton – Don’t Make Me Wait
9: Handbook – The Way I Do
10: Sareem Poems & Imperial – God Bless The Child
11: Hawk House – Tidal Tendencies
Taken from their Self-titled release, “The Fringe” is the kind of track from we have come to expect from Mr J Medeiros and Stro Elliot known collectively as The Procussions. Check it out and see what Brother ?uestlove was talking about on twitter.
— Questlove Jenkins (@questlove) February 3, 2014
If you haven’t already, you should pick up the album. It’s simple, click on the link provided below, point your cursor on the Buy Now option which best suit you, I suggest the “Old and New” link and get both the new album and their album 5 Sparrows for 2 Cents on Rawkus Records, for the low price of $12.00 plus shipping and handling costs. You can’t beat that deal.
Mr J Medeiros, of The Procussions, is one of the hardest working artists in the industry. Fresh of The Procussions self titled third studio album last year, he releases a new solo track “Forenoon” produced by Beatsofreen of The Netherlands. The beat is dominated by the piano and drums, a live feeling that makes the work of The Procussions so appealing. The genius of Mr J’s work is how effortlessly he can rhyme over any beat. He glides on the track like it is second nature to him, which leaves one to believe that it is. No word on this being on his next solo project, though he’s been working on it. It’s going to be a busy year as The Procussions recently announced a European tour for this Spring and word is they are working on something state-side for the summer.
Ozay Moore, formerly known as Othello 1/3 of the Lightheaded (Ohmega Watts + Braille + Othello) crew, teams up with Stro Elliot of The Procussions for “Don’t Cry”. Boom bap + soulfulness x fresh bass line = this track. Ozay will be releasing Taking L’$ on Mellow Orange this year. You don’t have to wait to own this track though, it’s available for free download.
The Procussions, off the heels of their new self-titled album, release a new in 5th entry in their Pro-Exclusive series. The series is an effort to connect with their fans by offering free songs which were not intended in to be included on any projects. The result here is “Lush”, a song in response to the rising troubles of sexual exploitation. Mr J Medeiros has a history of tacking the subject. On his 2006 release Of Gods and Girls, he recorded Constance (Click here for the video), the story of a 13 year old Filipina being sold for sex. Alice Amelia sings beautifully and hauntingly on the hook “It’s the eyes that betray you. They were never your best friends. Two liars with the same truth. But the touch don’t pretend”. It’s an industry that destroys and it’s consuming at an alarming rate. I applaud anyone who steps up and addresses these issues.
WHAT??? Just favorite it, give it a thumbs up and what not. Stro Elliot for Stussy Makes Beats contest…..
Mr J Medeiros drops a new Video blog showcasing several of his talents and he throws in his Freestyle from the World Famous Wake Up Show with Sway & Tech at the end.