Out now in limited edition “mini-LP” CD form; available digitally via Now-Again Deluxe subscription service at Drip.fm.
After tracks from Maker Vs. Now Again were used in Entourage, CSI and a series of feature films and documentaries, Maker went back to the lab and created V.2, another boom-bap era hip hop exercise in dusty drum breaks and two bar loops. Again, this accessible series of tracks is clearly made for easy synchronization – but it knocks even harder than the first.
For that reason, we’re making this limited edition (1000 copies manufactured) CD available: after a limited pre-release in Japan, we’ve now rolled it out worldwide. While there are no plans to make a vinyl album at this time, subscribers at Now-Again Deluxe received this album on October 9th. If you subscribe now, it’s one of the three albums you receive in your opening volley. Nice!
Below, we’re offering one of our favorite tracks from the album – a reworking of Atomic Forest co-founder Madhukar Dhas’s “Booboo Lullaby” from our Atomic Forest anthology. “The world is going crazy:” indeed.
Produced and Recorded by Maker at West Of The Flag, Chicago, IL.
01. The Look of Love Pt. 1
05. Break Bread
06. The Look of Love Prt 2
07. Fly High
08. The Elevens
11. Drop Dead
12. What A Day
13. Sleepy Eyes
14. Say I Won’t
15. Things Cannot Stop Forever Disco Remix
16. Body Bash
17. New Jack Shake
18. The Backroads
19. Sleep Walk
We said that Maker Vs. Now-Again was made “with easy synchronization in mind.” Well, to prove just how easy it is, check the above video just released by Vans to promote their OTW Collection. The song is Maker’s “Hold ‘Em.” This is about as close as any of us here at Now-Again will come to living in one of L.A.’s Case Study Houses.
Chicago-area beatsmith Maker marks his Now-Again Records debut with Maker Vs. Now Again an entry in the same “music-library” series that saw the release of limited edition (and often not-for-sale) albums like Oh No Vs. Now-Again and Koushik Vs. Now-Again. A boom-bap era hip hop exercise in dusty drum breaks and two bar loops, this accessible series of tracks is clearly made for easy synchronization. This CD is only available for sale in Japan and comes packaged in a “mini-LP” thick cardboard “tip-on” sleeve.
Only 1000 copies of this CD were manufactured. Below we’re giving away a free mp3.